Rebuild or refactor?

Moving Forward From Legacy Systems. CTO Perspective

Live Webinar • October 22, 2020 • 1:30pm CEST

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Webinar host: Jerzy Zawadzki, Polcode CTO

Want to end legacy codebase misery?

This webinar helps you identify legacy issues and learn how to regain control.


Maintain your sanity, not legacy systems

Instead of feeling bad about not delivering on time, learn how to take a proactive approach towards diagnosing legacy systems, the issues, and how to strategize ahead.

Learn all the warning signs of old code killing business

Are you building up technical debt? Symptoms like bugs, slow feature releases, incompatibility and missed opportunities are all signs that you need to perform an upgrade.

Know how to convince others of legacy upgrades

Jerzy will walk you through how to measure the efficiency gain from refactoring older systems, allowing you to convince others to upgrade or migrate from legacy systems.

See why you should refactor over a complete rewrite

Your legacy code is the treasure chest of knowledge and ideas, so throwing it away completely is almost never the right idea. Refactoring lets you incrementally get out of legacy hell.

Plan, make progress and track results

Learn the tried and tested steps of the good refactoring process and make sure you have good benchmarks to measure your progress against.

Ask questions to create your own plan

Get your questions answered and ask for advice during the QA session about your current issues working with a legacy codebase.

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Meet the host

Jerzy Zawadzki, Polcode CTO will be our host. He has over 10 years of experience in updating legacy systems on PHP (Symfony, Laravel) and Magento for companies worldwide. Connect with him on LinkedIn!

Detailed webinar agenda

What will you learn?


Intro: Polcode, our team & experience

What does the "legacy system" mean? A high level intro

Why do development teams allow the code to become legacy code?

What are the symptoms of having a legacy codebase?

How can legacy code affect you as a Product Owner?

Why would you like to work on the legacy system? What can happen if you leave it as is?

Why rewriting from scratch is (almost) never a good idea? The good parts of the legacy code

How to handle the cost of refactoring?

Methodology of the proper refactoring process - how we do it at Polcode.

How to mitigate refactoring risk?

How to avoid software rot in the future?

Bonuses for participants & QA

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