Jason Meridth

I am a continuously learning senior full stack SDE/SRE trying to not let best be the enemy of better.

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Legacy Code

01 Apr 2007 » »

I recently read Jeremy Miller’s post on his thoughts about Legacy Code.  His expanded definition of Legacy code was perfect:

Legacy code is code that you’re afraid of, but is too valuable or big to toss away.

He comments on Michael Feathers and how his book “Working Effectively with Legacy Code” is a pillar of knowledge in regards to Legacy Code and how to approach/handle it; you can Start here.

I’m not going to repeat everything Jeremy states, so go read his blog entry.