Presentation: Refactoring Mount Doom - Tackling Legacy Code



1:40pm - 2:30pm

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We’ve all had that nightmare where you are try to get to your destination, and keeping moving, trying different things, but for various reasons, you never arrive.

Some refactorings are like that - you extract methods, name constants, increase readability… In short, you spend a lot of time cleaning up - but you never get to a good place with the code. In this talk, I will show you how to refactor for the right reasons and the right methods to use your time efficiently. Let’s make working with that code easier in the future.

Speaker: Franziska Sauerwein

Software Craftswoman @Codurance

Franziska has worked as a software developer and consultant for about five years in Germany and London. Her passions include Test Driven Development, Refactoring, XP techniques and high quality software development. She is always trying to improve her skills and share knowledge. As an active member of the European Software Craftsmanship community she loves to participate in and organise code retreats, hackathons, coding dojos as well as tech talks. She aims to use her skills and creativity to develop software that is reliable, easy to adapt and doing what it is supposed to do.

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