Legacy code and what to do with it - with Michael Feathers

03.30.2021 - By Software Engineering Unlocked

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In this episode, I talk to Michael Feathers. Michael is the author of the super-popular book “working effectively with legacy code”. He is also the founder and director of R7K Research and Conveyance, a company that helps engineering teams with their software and organization design. Recently, Michael also joined Globant as Chief Architect.

We talk about:
- legacy code and how to deal with it
- how systems almost feel like living organisms
- how we are on a journey with our code, and why it’s so important to care for it,
- how legacy code is the result of an organization where engineers turn faster (leave the company/team) than the code churns.

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