Duct Tape and the Camel: What I've Learned from Maintenance

Duct Tape and the Camel: What I've Learned from Maintenance

By brian carlson from Houston.pm
Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016 13:30
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: development maintenance

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Almost every developer has to do maintenance work at some point, but not everyone enjoys it. This talk will cover some of the things I've learned from maintenance, both Perl-specific items and human-related, in the hope that software maintenance need not be soul sucking.

Topics to be covered include how to leverage tools for maintenance, communication and managing expectations, and small changes you can make that have a big impact.


Attended by: Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Dave Rolsky (‎autarch‎), Lee Johnson, Greg Brennan, David H. Adler (‎dha‎), James E Keenan (‎kid51‎), gary, Matt Creenan, Michael LaGrasta, Josh Lavin (‎digory‎), Rish, Jeff Till, Cody Brown (‎cbrown‎), D Ruth Bavousett (‎druthb‎), Nicolas Rochelemagne (‎atoomic‎), Leonard Harris, Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Mark Gardner (‎mjgardner‎), Buddy Burden (‎barefootcoder‎), Rob N ★ (‎robn‎), Eric Ellis, Galen Charlton, Jeremy Holland, Rob Schaber, Karsten Schiela, Julian Brown, Ben Rosengart, Jon Gentle (‎atrodo‎), Ross Steiner (‎rdsteiner‎), Michael Hamlin (‎myrrhlin‎), David Hand (‎Ptolemarch‎), Miller Hall,