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YOW! 2012: Dave Thomas and Michael Feathers - Breaking the Legacy of Legacy Code

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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).



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      I've long enjoyed Michael's book on legacy code - it's wonderful hear his latest thoughts on the subject. Personally I find refactoring legacy C++ code bases to take advantage of C++ 11 goodness to be extremely satisfying, effective and valuable, not to mention plain old fun. Thank you so much C9 team for making this video available!

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      @dot_tom: You're welcome! Thanks for spending quality time on C9 and providing us with valuable feedback over the years, Tom.

      Thanks to Dave Thomas and crew for being such big supporters of C9 and brining us into their events as first class citizens. We have a great relationship with Dave and that's good for everybody, especially C9 viewers! Smiley


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