What Is Legacy Code?
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What Is Legacy Code?

Do you often hear your developers talking about legacy code? Most likely in a negative fashion? Let's take a moment to look at what legacy code is and what developers mean when they mention it. Definition There is no "official" definition of legacy code. Michael Feathers defines it as "code without tests" in his book "Working Effectively with Legacy Code." Others talk about "code inherited from others." Originally, it even meant code that runs on platforms that are no longer supported. I believe that neither of these definitions are what most developers mean when they talk about…


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