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Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael C. Feathers
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This book is famous and I think when it was written, it made a lot more sense than nowadays. In most parts, the book treats legacy code only as the project that doesn't have tests and spend a lot of time telling you how to make changes in small steps and write tests, unfortunately nowadays many developers deals every day with legacy code that have tests and face other kinds of problems like, libs versions, architecture, technical debts, refactoring and much more (The book talks about some problems that I described here, but not in an up-to-date way), the fact that the code "doesn't have tests" is not the only thing that classifies it as legacy code anymore.

If you'll read this book, jump to chapter 14.

If they release the second edition of this book, I'll buy for sure.

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December 30, 2018 – Shelved
December 30, 2018 – Shelved as: tech
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