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Seventeen Secrets of the Great Legacy Makeover Masters



Brian Foote shares 17 tips that help dealing with muddy legacy code: Testing, Divide & Conquer, Neoteny, Gentrification, Demolition, Quarantine, Refactoring, Craft, etc.


Brian Foote holds the position of Senior Scientist at the Refactory, Inc. and has a long affiliation with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is well known in the object, patterns, and Smalltalk communities.

About the conference

Software is changing the world; QCon aims to empower software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the enterprise software development community; to achieve this, QCon is organized as a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their teams: team leads, architects, project managers, engineering directors.

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Oct 24, 2012