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Slaying the Legacy Dragon: Practical Lessons in Replacing Old Software

A talk by tlberglund

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January 27, 2010 12:30 PM

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI

Everyone hates the legacy application and wants to replace it. You're tired of the brittle, untested code, the outdated frameworks, the platform nobody cares about anymore. You want to apply current practices and the productivity gains of today's tools. Usually this is just a frustrated dream, but every once in a while, you actually get to do it. That's great news, but it raises a question: how do you do that?

In this session, we'll go examine the issues encountered by a business undertaking the enormous effort of replacing a key legacy application with a new technology stack. We'll explore the technology, business, and people problems that can result, looking at specific technology solutions for a slow and careful migration of business-critical functionality off of one system and on to another of a very different kind. Bring your legacy migration questions for a great discussion.

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