It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase

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Awesome talk, keep up the good work.

Good simple steps to implement autoloaded and remove includes throughout the code. Very good session.

Good simple steps to implement autoloaded and remove includes throughout the code. Very good session.

Awesome job paul. Very relevant for my current situation. I especially enjoyed that you talked about incremental change instead over rewrites.

I enjoyed this and found it extremely helpful for my current responsibilities! Cheers! Are your slides available?

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Anonymous at 12:41 on 8 Feb 2013

good talk. good explanations and simple steps to follow.

Great talk, very funny guy and very relevant information.

Very good introduction to re factoring. Smooth and solid talk! I really enjoy the way he walked through details and present real examples rather then doing a high level overview.

Good content, dynamic speaker. Refactoring is clearly the way to go. Would have liked to see a mention of the "change, test, clean" cycle.

Very good stage presence, and good material. Modernizing an ugly code base is a challenge, but worth it in the long run (even if the boss doesn't realize it).

I disagree that a total rewrite is never the right approach. It's usually the wrong approach, but like everything else there are always exceptions.

Definitely an awesome talk. A must see for every professional developer. Legacy applications are something we all need to understand, and this talk presented it in a really easy to follow format...

Excellent talk! Very motivating and packed with essential information critical to maintaining and improving legacy code. Paul showed how developers can update legacy code into something that can be maintained, tested and easily understood.

I enjoyed this talk because I often run into clients that have issues with their code base, this is something I can point them towards to assist with improving it. Well delivered, easy to understand talk.