Conversations about Software Engineering

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Legacy Software and Immutable Infrastructure with Chad Fowler

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Joy Clark talks with Chad Fowler about legacy software and immutable infrastructure. They begin by discussing legacy software and why the description 'legacy' shouldn't actually be a bad thing. Then they contrast how reusable libraries differ from a system of services which is flexible and can change over time. Chad then describes how they developed Wunderlist using a microservices architecture and answers questions about how to practically develop and test such a system and how to decrease coupling between components. They wrap up by discussing how the principles of immutable infrastructure can be applied to software development in general.

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Show Notes


by Gagambala on
Legacy Software == Ginormous XML and tons of clutter code as a result of many bug fixes

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