J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger
Session type: Workshop (with computers)
Session level: Intermediate
Legacy Code Retreat (Rescuing Legacy Code Without Fear)
Joe Rainsberger – Legacy Code Retreat (Rescuing Legacy Code Without Fear)
Few forces limit your ability to deliver the way that legacy code does. At Code Retreat (http://www.coderetreat.com), you focus on the craft of software development by working on a very simple exercise with a wide variety of people and in a wide variety of ways. Legacy Code Retreat (http://www.legacycoderetreat.org) runs a little differently. We give you a code base to start from (in over 20 programming languages so far) and we guide you with the techniques that have helped us most in our work.
Join us for a Mini-Retreat, where you’ll dive into unfamiliar code head-first–code that’s just bad enough to annoy, but not so bad as to send you back to bed. You’ll try two key rescue techniques, we’ll discuss our experiences, and at least one of you will want to know to run your own Legacy Code Retreat. I’ll tell you how.
Consultant, coach, mentor and author, J. B. (Joe) Rainsberger helps both teams and individual programmers learn high-productivity techniques for delivering software. Teaching teams how to avoid unnecessary work, remain focused on what absolutely needs to be done, then do it quickly and effectively.
Joe helps software companies better satisfy their customers and the businesses they support. Over the years, he has learned to write valuable software, overcome many of his social deficiencies, and built a life that he loves. He has traveled the world sharing what he’s learned, hoping to help other people get what they want out of work and out of their lives.
He provides personalised consulting through AgileTutor.com, where he helps even more people start getting the advice they need with minimal investment. He lives in Atlantic Canada with his wife, Sarah, and two cats.
Specialties:Personal finance planning, strategic planning for businesses, project portfolio management, Extreme programming, Agile software development, Programmer testing, Developer testing, JUnit, Java, J2EE, Ruby/Rails, Project management, Project planning, Conflict resolution, Team building, developing coaches