Testing and Refactoring Legacy Code


Speaker: Sandro Mancuso

Do you find working with legacy code tough? No tests, no documentation, and fear of breaking other parts of the code. Join Sandro Mancuso who will show you the only way to deal with these problems is to test and refactor merciless. 

For the majority of us, legacy code is part of our life and learning how to embrace it can make things far more enjoyable. In this live coding session, Sandro will be demonstrating how to overcome the most common problems found when testing legacy code.

He will be taking a piece of messy Java code, test it until is 100% covered and then show how to refactor it in order to bring the business language and requirements to life.

This session is full of tips and tricks you can start applying immediately. Although the code is in Java, the same principles can be applied in any language

Software craftsman, co-founder of Codurance, author of Software Craftsmanship—Professionalism, Pragmatism, and Pride, founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro has been coding since a very young age but just started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks.

During his career Sandro had the opportunity to work in a good variety of projects, with different languages, technologies, and across many different industries. Sandro has a lot of experience in bringing the Software Craftsmanship ideology and Extreme Programming practices to organisations of all sizes. Sandro is internationally renowned by his work on evolving and spreading Software Craftsmanship and is a frequent speaker in many conferences around the world. His main goal as a professional is to help to raise the bar of software development sharing his experience and learning from other developers.