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Legacy Code Hero

Approaching Legacy Code with a Test Driven Attitude

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The Problem

You have been trying to learn TDD, and it’s going pretty well, but your code looks horrible. It is really hard to test. Your design skills are lacking, and trying to let TDD drive the design without having design skills can lead to a very problematic, although testable, design of your code.

Objectives

I believe that separating the learning about the core skills of Unit Testing, TDD, and Design should be separated so that the learner will not feel overwhelmed. This course is a complement to the Art of Unit Testing course I am teaching. This course is specifically dealing with legacy code refactoring skills, and assumes that you already know how to write unit tests.

Assumed: You already have some experience writing unit tests.

  1. Design for Testability
  2. Refactoring patterns on hard to test legacy code
  3. Writing tests against refactored code
  4. When it does and does not make sense to refactor
  5. We will also take a look at open source projects and try to see how we would refactor them.


Your Instructor


Roy Osherove
Roy Osherove

Roy Osherove is the author of The Art Of Unit Testing, Notes to a software team leader and Beautiful Builds. He is also one of the original ALT.NET organizers. He consults and trains teams worldwide on the gentle art of unit testing, test-driven development and how to lead software teams. He frequently speaks at international conferences on these topics and others.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I download the videos for offline viewing?
Yes.

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