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There is a YOW! night coming up in a few weeks. Dave Thomas will be talking about legacy systems. If you haven't heard Dave talk I would recommend you get along, he is amusing, articulate and extremely opinionated.
Mature Legacy Seeking Sexy New Technology for Fun and Profit
Extracting Gold from Legacy Code
Sponsored by Bedarra Research Labs, DiUS, and YOW! Conferences
In this talk we describe the huge opportunity for innovation in Legacy systems We argue there has never been a better time for creative legacy renovations that leverage new hot technologies – languages; data bases; web; cloud and Agile practices. Many talented developers turn up their noses or run away in fear from what they see as baroque environments with arcane tool chains. Talent panic often pushes for a grand rewrite using modern technology. Sadly experience shows the grand rewrite has too much risk and way too little business value. Given legacy investments, the only option therefore is innovation!
We illustrate legacy innovations via several case studies spanning a wide spectrum of legacy systems including: mainframe IT; Unix products; military systems; telecom; data banks and multi-vendor EAI and EAP applications. We explain the appropriate practices, teams, and tools to achieve high impact renovations by inserting new technology. We discuss appropriate investments in training, tooling and practices for different legacy environments. We look at approaches to ensuring lasting high value relationships between legacies and bleeding edge technology.
When: April 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: City Hotel
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