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What is Legacy Code?

Michael Feather’s defines it as “Code without tests”.

Legacy code is not really about old code.

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Michael Feather’s defines it as “Code without tests”.

Legacy code is not really about old code.
Old code with tests is maintainable, modifiable, readable, it is a testament that the previous team/developer(s) had concern, concern for the craft and the future maintainers of the code and the future of the organization.

spectactor: what is your team doing?

tech lead: ah, they are writing legacy code

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