You’ve started a new job. As you dig deeper into the codebase, the WTFs per minute rate rapidly increases, and you’re left wondering… “Where do I start?!”. In this talk, I’ll draw on my own experiences of joining several different teams to help maintain their legacy codebase. You’ll come out of this talk with a better understanding of when you should or should not refactor existing code, the importance of communication, documentation, testing, and ideas for automated tests and checks.


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Tim Hofman at 15:00 on 15 Mar 2024

Nice talk with tips about where to start with a legacy project. And when is it useful to refactor code. Useful for me in my day-to-day work.