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Legacy Code Rocks explores the world of modernizing existing software applications. Hosts Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford of Corgibytes are out to change the way you think about legacy code.

If you’re like a lot of people, when you hear the words “legacy code” it conjures up images of big mainframes and archaic punch card machines. While that’s true — it only tells a small part of the story. The truth is, the code you leave behind is your legacy, so let's make it a good one.

Legacy Code Rocks Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Legacy Code Rocks explores the world of modernizing existing software applications. Hosts Andrea Goulet and M. Scott Ford of Corgibytes are out to change the way you think about legacy code.

If you’re like a lot of people, when you hear the words “legacy code” it conjures up images of big mainframes and archaic punch card machines. While that’s true — it only tells a small part of the story. The truth is, the code you leave behind is your legacy, so let's make it a good one.

    Modernizing Code with Edward Hieatt

    Modernizing Code with Edward Hieatt

    Mending code while it is running is risky. One wrong move and a small change can bring the entire system to a halt. 
    Today we talk with Edward Hieatt, Chief Customer Officer at Mechanical Orchard, a GenAI native company that modernizes critical legacy applications without disrupting what they are doing. He tells us how to use AI to identify system dependencies, why it is important to first understand data flow before diving into code, and how to maintain functionality during the modernization process. 
    When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Edward on LinkedIn.  
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Edward on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwardhieatt/ 
    Mechanical Orchard at https://www.mechanical-orchard.com/

    • 48 min
    Mending Code with AI with Ray Myers

    Mending Code with AI with Ray Myers

    AI proves to be great at writing new code, but what are its capabilities when it comes to mending the old one?
    Today we talk with Ray Myers, a legacy code expert and sceptical enthusiast for AI. With 16 years of software engineering experience, he focuses on collective lessons learned to improve our existing systems and organizations. He tells us where is the place of AI in legacy code mending, whether AI can provide help when editing existing code, how to train AI with up-to-date coding skills, how to utilize AI when writing tests, and much more. 
    When you finish listening to the episode, make sure to connect with Ray on LinkedIn, visit his website at https://mender.ai, his YouTube channel Craft vs. Cruft, and take a listen to Empathy in Tech - a new podcast cohosted by Ray and Legacy Code Rocks former cohost, Andrea Goulet!
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Ray on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cadrlife/ 
    Craft vs. Cruft at https://www.youtube.com/@craftvscruft8060 
    Mender website at https://mender.ai 
    Nopilot.dev at https://nopilot.dev 
    Empathy in Tech at https://empathyintech.com 
    Untangler at https://github.com/craftvscruft/untangler 
     

    • 58 min
    Quality-Check of External Dependencies with Feross Aboukhadijeh

    Quality-Check of External Dependencies with Feross Aboukhadijeh

    Many of the largest companies rely on third-party code to run critical parts of their software. However, there's often little focus on ensuring the quality of these external dependencies.
    Today we speak with Feross Aboukhadijeh, CEO and founder of Socket, a developer-first security platform. Socket helps developers and security teams release software faster and reduce time spent on security busywork. Feross is also a lecturer at Stanford, where he teaches CS233 Web Security. We discuss why the quality of third-party dependencies matters, when to start addressing this issue, how to handle unmaintained dependencies, and what tools are available for managing third-party dependencies.
    After listening to the episode, be sure to visit the Socket website, connect with Feross on Twitter, and check out his personal website.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Socket at https://socket.dev/ 
    Feross on X at https://x.com/feross 
    Feross website at: https://feross.org/ 

    • 45 min
    From Vintage Computers to Test Automation with Sophia McKeever

    From Vintage Computers to Test Automation with Sophia McKeever

    How do the love for vintage computers and test automation come together? Can one inspire another and how?
    Today we talk with Sophia Mckeever, a software development engineer at Pokemon Company International, a test automation framework architect, and a computer historian. She tells us what led her to collect vintage computers, how they evolved into machines we work on today, and what is the connecting thread between computer history and test automation. 
    When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Sophia on LinkedIn.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Sophia on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiamckeever/ 

    • 56 min
    Kubescape with Shauli Rozen

    Kubescape with Shauli Rozen

    In Kubernetes, security is a joint effort between security engineers and DevOps. A perfect tool to bring these two together is Kubescape, an open-source Kubernetes security project. 
    Today, we talk with Shauli Rozen, the CEO of ARMO, the company behind Kubescape. Shauli has more than fifteen years of experience in technology, B2B management, and business development. He tells us about the advantages of Kubescape, what it does, and when would you want to use it. 
    When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Shauli via LinkedIn, visit the ARMO website, and check out Kubescape. 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Shauli on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaulirozen/
    ARMO at https://www.armosec.io
    Kubescape at https://www.armosec.io/kubescape/

    • 39 min
    Reviewing Logs with Joe Gross

    Reviewing Logs with Joe Gross

    Reviewing logs for security threats and operational functions can be a cumbersome task. Attention is a finite resource, and it is easy to miss something when faced with megabytes of data. 
    Today, we talk with Joe Gross, the Director of Solutions Engineering at Graylog, a leading centralized log management solution for capturing, storing, and enabling real-time analysis of terabytes of machine data. Joe guides us through SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), revealing the secrets of how the pros find the needles in the haystack. 
    When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Joe on LinkedIn, check out the Graylog platform, and visit Graylog Open - an online community dedicated to increasing and sharing IT knowledge to solve real-world problems. 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Joe on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-gross-se/
    Graylog at https://graylog.org
    Graylog Open at https://graylog.org/products/source-available/ 
     

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

etagwerker ,

Great Interviews About Legacy Code and Maintainability

I really like the way Andrea and M. Scott lead their interviews. Questions are insightful and their guests are top-notch software engineers.

I wish there were more podcasts like Legacy Code Rocks! I feel like as an industry, we don’t talk enough about maintainability, mending code, and legacy projects. :D

Ckhrysze ,

Making me rethink thoughts on legacy code

I became aware of this podcast when one of the hosts appeared on another. I've only listened to a few episodes thus far, but am enoying it and how it is causing me to reflect on how I approach legacy code.

poornima ,

Podcast that exposes people to the importance of doing rework

A much needed podcast for people who are faced with rework, when it comes to building products and companies, and how to stay motivated by doing it.

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