Legacy applications are full of supervillains scheming to halt modernizing efforts. But deprecated versions of PHP, frameworks, libraries, and more drive a never-ending battle to keep applications up to date, supported, and secure. This can leave any would be superhero seeking how, what, when, and why.

Join me as we consider real-life case studies of modernizations from various large legacy applications, and will share common evil-doers, ways to foil their plans, and how to eliminate vulnerabilities in the first place. See how to make refactoring your super power!

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Lots of great info and good techniques to put data behind your request to spend time on refactoring.

Sharlee Bryan at 15:38 on 15 Sep 2018

A lot of great information, very detailed (maybe almost too much detail, on the slides at least) but great presentation and also enjoyed the refactoring 101 bonus talk for more example-based refactoring info!

A3020 at 13:12 on 19 Sep 2018

Initially I thought this talk would be about how to refactor legacy applications. I expected code examples and best practices. However that was not the case, and it ended up quite scientific. I think I've forgotten most of it already, which is a shame. However, Adam has great presentation skills, it was just that I expected a different kind of talk.

Miro Svrtan at 17:00 on 22 Sep 2018

I'm not sure that this abstract represents the talk very well: I expected more of a technical 'how-to' for refactoring then a soft talk on how to achieve the goal of convincing others to do refactoring.

I still loved the talk and Adam did a great job presenting it. If speaker didnt mention 3-4 times that this was first time doing this talk, I would not have picked upon it so: great job!

Tim Bond at 11:52 on 28 Sep 2018

Tons of great info in this session, the slides are going to be a great reference in the future. I really liked the idea of using the business' own evaluations to make a determination of when to maintain, rewrite, or scuttle an application.