Gilding the Rose: Refactoring Legacy Code

27204e228cc521c6cafed3c92b95184c?s=47 Randy Coulman
September 20, 2014

Gilding the Rose: Refactoring Legacy Code

Presented at Golden Gate Ruby Conference 2014.

We all run into legacy code. Sometimes, we even write it ourselves. Working with legacy code can be a daunting challenge, but there are ways to tackle it. The Gilded Rose code kata is a coding exercise for practicing refactoring and testing skills in a legacy codebase.

In this presentation, I use the Gilded Rose kata to demonstrate techniques for safely working with a legacy codebase and using pure baby-step refactorings to improve the design.


Randy Coulman

September 20, 2014