First of all, I will be honest with you with you… Refactoring Code Retreat is just more fancy name for a good old Legacy Code Retreat.
Why use different name? After the last internal Code Retreat we speculated that the “legacy” was a put off for some people, that would otherwise enjoy the event:
Legacy code during weekend? I see enough of that during the week!
So this time, we are changing the name, trying to make it more attractive ;)
Anyway, why should you attend? In my opinion, Legacy(Refactoring) Code Retreat is worth your time because:
- Pair programming – You get to pair with other passionate devs. In fact at least 5 different ones during the day. How many new tricks can you learn?
- Getting better with Legacy Code – Have you ever had to change legacy code without any tests? During Code Retreat you will practice techniques to put such a legacy code under tests. It’s a chance to practice some of the ideas from Working Effectively with Legacy Code book.
- Fun – We are going to work with legacy code that is actually nice. It is specifically crafted to by well suited for a CodeRetreat and it provides good training ground for applying techniques we want to master.
You can register for Refactoring Code Retreat in Melbourne here.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about Legacy Code Retreat, have a look here.