We've all been faced with legacy code and often decided to rewrite, feeling it would be easier. There are many reasons this can be wrong. Adam Culp will talks about the entire journey of refactoring a legacy code base. He will begin with assessment and why, move on to planning how and when, cover execution and testing, give step-by-step examples, and even show how to manage the process effectively. Attendees will gain insight and tips on how to handle their own pile of code and refactor happy.
Adam Culp (@AdamCulp (http://twitter.com/adamculp)) author of "Refactoring 101 (http://refactoring101.com)" and consultant at Zend Technologies is passionate about developing with PHP and contributes to many open source projects. He organizes the SunshinePHP Developer Conference (http://sunshinephp.com) and South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) (http://soflophp.org) where he enjoys helping others write good code, implement standards, refactor efficiently, and incorporate unit and functional testing into their projects. He is a Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer, and holds a seat on the Zend Framework Certification Advisory Board. When he is not coding or contributing to various developer communities, he can be found hiking around the United States National Parks, teaching judo, or long(ultra) distance running.
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