Presented at DevReach 2013.
As developers, most of our time is spent working on existing software. Sure, occasionally we get the chance to fire up a new Solution in Visual Studio, and that can be exciting. But after the first day, we find ourselves once more having to deal with the work we did yesterday. And today, we know more than we did yesterday, so there are things we’d do differently, if we had it to do over.
Over time, software rots. If we’re not diligent, our beautiful code can degrade into a worthless mess. Keeping our code in working condition is no different than changing the oil in our car – it’s preventive maintenance. In this session, Steve will look at some common places to look for signs of degradation in existing applications, and steps to take to improve the code. Examples will use C# and primarily ASP.NET.