Thursday, August 22

11:00 am - 11:40 am

Fight Code Rot Using Continuous Improvement

Global Stage


About the event

What happens when you leave a codebase alone for a year? Would you expect it to still work? What about 5 years? 10 years? If you're experienced you know the answer: it's a whole bunch of work to replatform the code to something more modern, more supported. It doesn't have to be like this. What if we used continuous integration and deployment techniques to ensure an easier future for ourselves and our future teams? Let's discuss a world in which we can write systems that, to a large degree, can look after themselves when we're not looking. In this session, we'll explore code rot, continuous deployment, and the tools (automated and otherwise) you can use to keep your code alive for a bit longer.

Speakers

Gary Fleming

Gary is an agile provocateur, software crafter, and lean mercenary. His main hobby is to try and help companies to build better software in better ways. Sometimes this is by helping them with the messy human communication side of agile, and sometimes it's through teaching better software crafting practices - but it's usually at least some of each. Coaching, mentoring, writing, and showing; whatever helps in the context. You'll find him at various local meetups trying to both share what he knows and learn from his peers.