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This week we're delighted to have Michael Feathers amongst us, helping to answer questions in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of his book, "Working Effectively with Legacy Code", provided by the publisher, Prentice Hall PTR.

Welcome Michael!

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Hi, Michael, and congratulations -- based on Jeanne's review it looks like you've written quite a piece of work!
 
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Welcome!

For about 3 years my expertise is on this field of converting legacy solutions, so it will be very interesting for me to take place to the discussions this week.

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Welcome Micheal! Nice to see you at the Ranch!
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Originally posted by Ali Pope:
Welcome!

For about 3 years my expertise is on this field of converting legacy solutions, so it will be very interesting for me to take place to the discussions this week.

./pope



Thanks, Ali. I hope you find it useful. The focus of the book is really on understanding cruddy code, gettting tests in place to refactor it and then making changes to it. Not much about rewriting legacy code, rather how to live with it and make the best of it.
 
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In some cases my job was indeed to convert nowadays applications to more maintainable solutions.
On the other hand, having a legacy solution written in some an old (deprecated) language is also a challange. Understanding the original code, designing and writting the tests for the port and than having it done requires much more expertise, attention and work than the nowadays solution (at least you know the technologies :-) ).

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Welcome Michael!

I actually signed up for the Yahoo group early on but haven't kept up with the progress of the book. I'm glad to see that you made it. Congratulations and we're looking forward to some good discussions with you this week.

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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
Hi, Michael, and congratulations -- based on Jeanne's review it looks like you've written quite a piece of work!


Welcome Michael. This is the second book I've given a 10. It was awesome!
 
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