iSAQB Software Architecture Gathering — Digital 2021
Workplace Solutions
Published On
February 11, 2022

The Future of the Past – Legacy Will Stay With Us

Keynote by Dr. Carola Lilienthal at SAG 2021

We have been building software systems for over sixty years, and they continue to grow in size and complexity. Not only do we have legacy mainframe systems, but systems in object-oriented programming languages have grown so rapidly and uncontrollably over the last twenty years that many of them have become large obscure tangles as well. All this legacy code drives up development costs and makes us reluctant to touch these old software systems. Is this inevitable? Or is there also good legacy? And what can we do to get our Legacy in good shape and keep it that way?


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