Joel Kauffman is the lead developer for Worthington Ag Parts in Sioux Falls, SD. Joel has spoken previously at various conferences in the region, and enjoys meeting and talking with people who share his passion for technology. When he isn’t speaking or building software, Joel spends time with his wife and 4 kids, and is remodeling his 1886 house.
Congratulations! You're now the proud (or not) owner of that legacy system. You're excited to get to work on that fixer-upper, but as you start digging in, you realize that there are more problems than you thought. Whole sections of the plumbing were created with tools that you don't even recognize. As you move deeper, you're amazed that the whole thing hasn't collapsed under its own weight. Let's dig into what can be done ahead of time to solve some of these problems and how we can fix them now that it's our problem.