An Exercise in Cleaner Code - From Legacy to Maintainable

Jul 20, 2017
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
First Amendment Room

We’ve all had those projects, the salvage project, the legacy project that we picked up, and wished we never had.

Was it written 5 years ago by that young dev with lots of passion but no big picture vision.

Was it written 6 months ago by another team, by a top gun developer who knows all the design patterns, and tried to future proof the app, only succeeding in making it impossible for anyone else to understand.

Or was it you, 2 years ago, before you joined the community and learned more about best (better) practices and you almost cannot comprehend how you used to code.

Long story short, we have all been there, but the past is history, how do we proceed from here, that’s the key. We’ll look at some of the ways you can clean up your code, and walk through some examples, and walk the journey to software craftsmanship

5 main points

  • What is clean code
  • Reading vs Writing Code
  • Don’t suffocate your code, let it breathe
  • Simple & Self Documenting Code
  • Lower the Cognitive Load