Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers
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What makes a code base go bad and become "Legacy Code"? Can teams avoid writing bad code? Michael Feathers, author of Working Effectively With Legacy Code joins Tech Done Right to talk about technical debt, how communication can prevent bad coding practices, why coding problems are never just about code, and what it's like to go around the world seeing the worst code messes ever written.
02:36 - The Definition of “Legacy Code”
04:25 - What makes code bases go bad?
07:26 - Working as a Team to Avoid Technical Debt and Other Problems
09:49 - Tools and Techniques That Have Changed Since the Book was Written
12:38 - Lack of Institutional Memory
15:24 - What creates technical debt?
22:50 - “Symbiotic Design”
25:38 - Test-Driven Development
- Keynote - Writing Software (2014 TDD is dead from DHH)
- RailsConf 2017: Opening Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson
31:44 - Fads in Codebases
36:58 - Error Handling in Applications (in Relation to Conway’s Law)