Legacy Code Rocks

by Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford

Legacy Code Rocks
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 32
  • Last: 1 Mar 2018
Legacy Code Rocks explores the world of modernizing existing software applications. Hosts Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford of Corgibytes are out to change the way you think about legacy code. If you’re like a lot of people, when you hear the words “legacy code” it conjures up images of big mainframes and archaic punch card machines. While that’s true — it only tells a small part of the story. The truth is, the code you leave behind is your legacy, so let's make it a good one.

Episodes (32)

  • Open Source Legacy with Jerod Santo
    Open Source Legacy with Jerod Santo
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 31:51
    In the open source world, there are a ton of legacy projects. In this episode, we chat with Jerod Santo, host of The Changelog, about legacy code in the open source ecosystem. How do you maintain projects? When do you let projects die? And ... Read more →
    In the open source world, there are a ton of legacy projects. In this episode, we chat with Jerod Santo, host of The Changelog, about legacy code in the open source ecosystem. How do you maintain projects? When do you let projects die? And ... Read more →

  • Reading Code With Zach Shaw
    Reading Code With Zach Shaw
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 45:10
    Developers spend an average of 50-80% of their day reading code. So why don't we ever work on actively honing this skill? That's the question that Zach Shaw, the Director of Engineering at Brightgrove decided to ask. On today's episode, we ... Read more →
    Developers spend an average of 50-80% of their day reading code. So why don't we ever work on actively honing this skill? That's the question that Zach Shaw, the Director of Engineering at Brightgrove decided to ask. On today's episode, we ... Read more →

  • Selling Your Technical Ideas with Poornima Vijayashanker
    Selling Your Technical Ideas with Poornima Vijayashanker
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    Published: 17 Jan 2018 Duration: 47:26
    Ever heard of a little app called Mint.com? Poornima Vijayashanker was the founding engineer and convinced her boss that the name he picked wouldn't get the market share he was looking for. After she successfully grew Mint, she exited after... Read more →
    Ever heard of a little app called Mint.com? Poornima Vijayashanker was the founding engineer and convinced her boss that the name he picked wouldn't get the market share he was looking for. After she successfully grew Mint, she exited after... Read more →

  • Replace or Remodel with Scott Hanselman
    Replace or Remodel with Scott Hanselman
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    Published: 4 Jan 2018 Duration: 45:18
    When should you replace your software and when does it make sense to transform it? Scott Hanselman joins us to share his thoughts from several projects throughout his career, including Das Blog (the engine that runs Hanselminutes), Windows ... Read more →
    When should you replace your software and when does it make sense to transform it? Scott Hanselman joins us to share his thoughts from several projects throughout his career, including Das Blog (the engine that runs Hanselminutes), Windows ... Read more →

  • Documentation with Lauri Apple
    Documentation with Lauri Apple
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 43:08
    To document or not to document? That is the question that we chat about today with Lauri Apple, who works as an Agile Coach and Open Source Evangelist with Zalando. Lauri is also an Ambassador for OpenSource.com and the creator of FeedMeRea... Read more →
    To document or not to document? That is the question that we chat about today with Lauri Apple, who works as an Agile Coach and Open Source Evangelist with Zalando. Lauri is also an Ambassador for OpenSource.com and the creator of FeedMeRea... Read more →

  • Technology Activism with Emily Gorcenski
    Technology Activism with Emily Gorcenski
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    Published: 14 Oct 2017 Duration: 58:50
    Emily Gorcenski is an expert on aerospace software based in Charlottesville, Virginia. When we first reached out to her, we wanted to discuss estimating and budgeting for government projects. Then, tragedy struck. In this episode, we dive i... Read more →
    Emily Gorcenski is an expert on aerospace software based in Charlottesville, Virginia. When we first reached out to her, we wanted to discuss estimating and budgeting for government projects. Then, tragedy struck. In this episode, we dive i... Read more →

  • Beyond Legacy Code with David Bernstein
    Beyond Legacy Code with David Bernstein
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    Published: 29 Sep 2017 Duration: 48:45
    David Bernstein, author of Beyond Legacy Code, chats with Scott and Andrea about nine development practices that can help us make it easier to work with (and even prevent) legacy code. 
    David Bernstein, author of Beyond Legacy Code, chats with Scott and Andrea about nine development practices that can help us make it easier to work with (and even prevent) legacy code. 

  • Brexit with Krishna Thakur
    Brexit with Krishna Thakur
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    Published: 13 Sep 2017 Duration: 40:11
    What does Britain leaving the European Union mean for the software industry? On a recent trip to London, Andrea found out through an insightful conversation with Krishna Thakur (http://www.capriconsulting.co.uk/). In this episode, we'll exp... Read more →
    What does Britain leaving the European Union mean for the software industry? On a recent trip to London, Andrea found out through an insightful conversation with Krishna Thakur (http://www.capriconsulting.co.uk/). In this episode, we'll exp... Read more →

  • Human Refactoring with Bryan Beecham
    Human Refactoring with Bryan Beecham
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    Published: 9 Aug 2017 Duration: 41:49
    Bryan Beecham (https://www.industriallogic.com/people/bryan) is an Agile consultant with over 20 years of comprehensive IT experience as well as a Human Refactoring Guide. In this episode, we discuss becoming a minimalist developer, intenti... Read more →
    Bryan Beecham (https://www.industriallogic.com/people/bryan) is an Agile consultant with over 20 years of comprehensive IT experience as well as a Human Refactoring Guide. In this episode, we discuss becoming a minimalist developer, intenti... Read more →

  • Open Data with Edafe Onerhime
    Open Data with Edafe Onerhime
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    Published: 20 Jul 2017 Duration: 43:38
    Edafe Onerhime (https://ekoner.com/) is a consultant on Data Science and Data Analysis who has over 20 years of experience answering difficult questions about open data. She has helped governments, charities and businesses make better decis... Read more →
    Edafe Onerhime (https://ekoner.com/) is a consultant on Data Science and Data Analysis who has over 20 years of experience answering difficult questions about open data. She has helped governments, charities and businesses make better decis... Read more →

  • Agile for Autism with Martin Lund
    Agile for Autism with Martin Lund
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    Published: 25 May 2017 Duration: 29:14
    In this special episode recorded at the AATC 2017, Andrea Goulet speaks with Martin D. Lund, a scrum-certified software engineer who helps run an engineering team and a parent to three children on the autism spectrum. Founder of Agile for A... Read more →
    In this special episode recorded at the AATC 2017, Andrea Goulet speaks with Martin D. Lund, a scrum-certified software engineer who helps run an engineering team and a parent to three children on the autism spectrum. Founder of Agile for A... Read more →

  • AATC 2017 Recap with Llewellyn Falco
    AATC 2017 Recap with Llewellyn Falco
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    Published: 4 May 2017 Duration: 01:02:26
    In this special episode, returning guest, speaker and Agile technical coach Llewellyn Falco co-hosts with Corgibytes’ Chief Code Whisperer M. Scott Ford. They recap the talks they attended and cover topics such as pitching talks, the value ... Read more →
    In this special episode, returning guest, speaker and Agile technical coach Llewellyn Falco co-hosts with Corgibytes’ Chief Code Whisperer M. Scott Ford. They recap the talks they attended and cover topics such as pitching talks, the value ... Read more →

  • Estimates with Woody Zuill
    Estimates with Woody Zuill
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    Published: 6 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:09:49
    Returning guest Woody Zuill is a veteran programmer, sought-after consultant and international speaker, as well as credited with both the “no estimates” and the “mob programming” movements. In this episode, we discuss estimates, working on ... Read more →
    Returning guest Woody Zuill is a veteran programmer, sought-after consultant and international speaker, as well as credited with both the “no estimates” and the “mob programming” movements. In this episode, we discuss estimates, working on ... Read more →

  • Hail the Maintainers with Andrew Russell
    Hail the Maintainers with Andrew Russell
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    Published: 23 Mar 2017 Duration: 59:54
    Dean of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Andrew Russell is a trained historian and researcher covering topics such as the history of technology and the history and societal aspects of computing. He is also the co-author, with ... Read more →
    Dean of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Andrew Russell is a trained historian and researcher covering topics such as the history of technology and the history and societal aspects of computing. He is also the co-author, with ... Read more →

  • Being a Software Craftsman with Scott Nimrod
    Being a Software Craftsman with Scott Nimrod
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    Published: 9 Mar 2017 Duration: 53:18
    Scott Nimrod is a thriving entrepreneur, software consultant, and blogger who founded Bizmonger, a business that focuses on native application development for mobile and desktop environments, test automation, and the art of engineering reli... Read more →
    Scott Nimrod is a thriving entrepreneur, software consultant, and blogger who founded Bizmonger, a business that focuses on native application development for mobile and desktop environments, test automation, and the art of engineering reli... Read more →

  • Code Quality with Robert Sösemann and Lorenzo Frattini
    Code Quality with Robert Sösemann and Lorenzo Frattini
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    Published: 22 Feb 2017 Duration: 54:56
    Robert Sösemann is an Agile and lean-code enthusiast, Lead Product Developer at Up2Go International, and inventor of ApexMetrics, a Code Climate engine. Lorenzo Frattini is a Salesforce-certified Technical Architect and creator of Clayton.i... Read more →
    Robert Sösemann is an Agile and lean-code enthusiast, Lead Product Developer at Up2Go International, and inventor of ApexMetrics, a Code Climate engine. Lorenzo Frattini is a Salesforce-certified Technical Architect and creator of Clayton.i... Read more →

  • Working Effectively with Legacy Code with Michael Feathers
    Working Effectively with Legacy Code with Michael Feathers
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    Published: 8 Feb 2017 Duration: 44:52
    Michael Feathers (R7K Research & Conveyance) is a luminary, expert in software and organization design, and author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code. Over the past 20 years, he has spoken at conferences around the world, and some even... Read more →
    Michael Feathers (R7K Research & Conveyance) is a luminary, expert in software and organization design, and author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code. Over the past 20 years, he has spoken at conferences around the world, and some even... Read more →

  • Dynamic Reteaming with Heidi Helfand
    Dynamic Reteaming with Heidi Helfand
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    Published: 25 Jan 2017 Duration: 43:28
    From early employee at AppFolio and Citrix to international consultant and speaker on team dynamics, Heidi Helfand is also the author of Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams. In this episode, we cover team stagnation, its... Read more →
    From early employee at AppFolio and Citrix to international consultant and speaker on team dynamics, Heidi Helfand is also the author of Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams. In this episode, we cover team stagnation, its... Read more →

  • Computer Sciences and Education with Rebecca Dovi
    Computer Sciences and Education with Rebecca Dovi
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    Published: 11 Jan 2017 Duration: 45:36
    Rebecca Dovi, who has over 20 years of experience teaching computer sciences, is the Director of Education at CodeVA, an organization that wrote legislation and worked with policymakers to make Virginia the first state where every child wil... Read more →
    Rebecca Dovi, who has over 20 years of experience teaching computer sciences, is the Director of Education at CodeVA, an organization that wrote legislation and worked with policymakers to make Virginia the first state where every child wil... Read more →

  • Coding with Empathy with Pavneet Singh Saund
    Coding with Empathy with Pavneet Singh Saund
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    Published: 13 Dec 2016 Duration: 43:26
    Pavneet Singh Saund is a web developer, a team lead at Komplett Group (a leading Scandinavian player in e-commerce) and founder of a blog called Coding with Empathy (http://codingwithempathy.com/). In this episode, we explore the various as... Read more →
    Pavneet Singh Saund is a web developer, a team lead at Komplett Group (a leading Scandinavian player in e-commerce) and founder of a blog called Coding with Empathy (http://codingwithempathy.com/). In this episode, we explore the various as... Read more →