Michael Feathers

Michael Feathers (Obtiva, Working Effectively with Legacy Code)
Keynote
Location: Ballroom I - II
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 112 ratings)

Keynote by Michael Feathers, Object Mentor.

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Michael Feathers

Obtiva, Working Effectively with Legacy Code

Michael is an active member of the Agile/XP community and a member of the ACM and IEEE. He regularly speaks at software conferences around the world. When Michael isn’t engaged with a team, he spends his time investigating new ways of altering design over time in codebases. His key passion is helping teams surmount problems and connect with practices that make software development fun and enriching.

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John Petersen
06/11/2010 10:28am EDT

A very practical talk on being a pragmatic coder. Indeed, what may be optimal code for an expert may be far from optimal for the novice developer.

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Ramon Brooker
06/08/2010 10:12pm EDT

Hallelujah! I hope there are a lot of people listening to this lecture. Code should be written for future maintainability. And shorter sleeker is not always better, if it makes it less readable in the future. The Code we write today will be legacy tomorrow. Thank you, Michael Feathers.

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clay shentrup
06/08/2010 4:02pm EDT

He’s a solid presenter who speaks well and knows how to inject just the right amount of lighthearted/humorous anecdotes. I just felt that there wasn’t quite enough substance to this talk for it to be excellent. It was decent.

Caroline Hill
06/08/2010 11:17am EDT

It’s ridiculously early to say so, but I feel like I have taken some important ideas away from this that will stick with me in the long run. ‘It had to be said’ kinda talk.

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