Pulling up Your Legacy App by its Bootstraps! (Emily Stamey)


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to support an application built on an older framework. Refactoring isn't an easy option. The code is untested and nowhere near best practices or standards. In this session, we'll talk about strategies to incorporate modern PHP coding practices to add features and functionality and retiring the older code in pieces. We'll review specific examples and code from a real project where we bootstrapped a legacy application that needed a lot of help to become useful to its users and simpler for developers to maintain. We'll talk about strategies to leave the existing code in place until the new code is ready to replace it in whole or in pieces.

For this talk we're excited to host Triangle PHP organizer Emily Stamey! Follow her on Twitter here (https://twitter.com/elstamey).

This will also be our first meetup at New Media Campaigns (http://www.newmediacampaigns.com/) in downtown Carrboro! RSVP to this meetup for directions and parking info.

We'll have pizza/drinks at 6:00, and get started with Emily's talk at 6:30 - see you there!