Rewrite, Rework or Refactor – David Legge, Agile on the Beach 2019

“Let’s just rewrite this” is a common refrain in the software industry and even newly written code can quickly come to be seen as Legacy Code. It is often seen as the easy option, but can lead to months and even years of effort to replicate a system with the same set of problems.

In David Legge’s session from Agile On The Beach 2019 he looks at the dynamics, risks and approaches associated with when this question is raised, using examples from a broad experience and perhaps some comparing of notes with the audience.

Watch this talk and learn how to make an informed, balanced decision which might even be the correct one.

David (@TheCodeCleaner) is an Agile software consultant and committed agile coder based in Cambridge. He has worked in just about every role within software and across all manner of sectors – public, private, education, research – and from food to finance, and agriculture to IoT. He is now ‘part of the team’ at Redgate.

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