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Gilding the Rose: Refactoring Legacy Code

A talk by Randy Coulman

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September 10, 2014 8:15 AM

Zeal (private tech talk)

Zeal (private tech talk)

We all run into legacy code. Sometimes, we even write it ourselves. Working with legacy code can be a daunting challenge, but there are ways to tackle it. The Gilded Rose code kata is a coding exercise for practicing refactoring and testing skills in a legacy codebase.

In this presentation, I use the Gilded Rose kata to demonstrate techniques for safely working with a legacy codebase and using pure baby-step refactorings to improve the design.

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