YOW! 2012: Dave Thomas and Michael Feathers - Breaking the Legacy of Legacy Code
Dave Thomas interviews Michael Feathers about legacy code and the benefits and challenges of refactoring older code bases to match the needs of modern times. This is a fascinating topic.
Michael Feathers is an expert consultant with DepthFirst, prior to that he was Member of the Technical Staff at Groupon. Prior to joining Groupon, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva, and a Senior Consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time in code bases. Michael is also the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).