The December 1st meet up is going to be presented by Antonios Pavlakis (@Pavlakis)

Are you working with a legacy application?  Whether you inherited it or if the project just grew out of proportion over the years it can be daunting. The thought of making changes or bug fixing can be enough to give you nightmares. No fear you can take a sigh of relief. All is not lost.

Abstract:

Are you working with a legacy application?  Whether you inherited it or if the project just grew out of proportion over the years it can be daunting. The thought of making changes or bug fixing can be enough to give you nightmares. No fear you can take a sigh of relief. All is not lost.

A few years ago I found myself working on a legacy project. It wasn't pretty. It was very challenging but I made it through.

And when the next project and the next one and the next and the one after that were also legacy systems, I soon found it much easier to work on them by being more methodical.

In this talk, I will share those experiences and I'll be going over the approach I now (mostly) take when working on legacy systems. We'll look at many of the tools I've used, as well as some quick wins and practical examples. By the end of the talk I hope you will be better prepared to face legacy code. 

Before/After the meetup:

A few members will likely be in The Font beforehand for a drink and a bite to eat, and afterwards there'll be a group heading to Soar Point (or somewhere else nearby) for a social catch up.

Parking:

Deacon Street car park is where people usually park, the postcode is LE2 7DP. (There's also spots on the street directly outside the gateway building but they're usually all taken up!) Deacon Street is available from 6pm onwards as we have permission from the University to use the car park.

Google Maps Link - Note the car-park is on Havelock Street (Despite being called the "Deacon Street car park" - we know...) 

If you have any trouble parking / finding us, drop us a tweet @PHPem and we'll get you sorted.

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