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Michael Feathers, Track Host, Author of "Working Effectively with Legacy Code"

 Michael  Feathers Michael Feathers is a consultant with Object Mentor. He balances his time between working with, training and coaching various teams around the world. Prior to joining Object Mentor, Michael designed a proprietary programming language and wrote a compiler for it, he also designed a large multi-platform class library and a framework for instrumentation control. Publically, Michael developed Cppunit, the initial port of JUnit to C++, and FitCpp, a C++ port of the FIT integrated-test framework. Michael is also the author of the book 'Working Effectively with Legacy Code' (Prentice Hall 2004).

Presentation: "Working Effectively with Legacy Code 2"

Time: Monday 10:15 - 11:15

Location: Store Sal

Abstract: In 2004, Michael Feathers wrote "Working Effectively with Legacy Code", a handbook for developers confronted with large untested code bases in Java, C#, C++ and other modern languages. In this talk, Michael will present techniques he has learned since then, and new ways of assessing the potential for design recovery in systems which have gone bad.

Presentation: "Clean Code III: Functions"

Time: Monday 11:30 - 12:30

Location: Store Sal

Abstract: Get ready for a challenge as Robert Martin dives deep into the topic of clean Java code by examining what makes a good function. In this talk you will look at a lot of code; some good and some bad. You will experience how such code is analyzed, critiqued, and eventually refactored. You will understand the decisions made by an expert in the field as bad code is gradually transformed into good code. How big should a function be? How should it be named? How should it be documented. How many indent levels should it have? How should it deal with exceptions, arguments, and return values. This talk is all about code at the lowest level. And yet the principles and techniques presented have far reaching implications.

Keywords: Craftsmanship, Clean Code

Target Audience: Everyone.