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Beyond Legacy Code by David Scott Bernstein

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Introduction

This book will help you drop the cost of building and maintaining software.

If you’re a software developer, you’ll learn a set of practices to help you build changeable code, because when code is used it often needs to be changed. For managers working with software developers, this book will show you how investing in nine essential practices will help your team work more efficiently to deliver software that doesn’t devolve into legacy code. And to do that, you need more than just a technical to-do list—you need a firm understanding of the principles that add the why to the how.

Every day, we lose time, money, and opportunities because of legacy code.

Different people have different definitions for “legacy code,” but put most simply, ...

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