Working with legacy projects can be challenging and often frustrating. The developers who originally wrote the code might be gone and since we don’t understand the code we’re afraid to touch it. Tests can help with this situation but there’s often a catch-22 situation: you don’t want to change the code before you write tests but you can’t write tests without changing the code. In this talk Jason Swett will talk about some ways to address this challenge.
Jason Swett is a developer, trainer, author and host of The Ruby Testing Podcast. Jason is also a co-organizer of the GRWebDev Meetup, the largest programming meetup in West Michigan. He lives in Sand Lake, Michigan with his wife and two kids.