What's that smell?

By Anthony Dang

Talk Abstract:

You thought you inherited a puppy, but it turned out to be a skunk. This session is about inheriting existing websites. We will discuss common signs and smells which can indicate that you're about to inherit a skunk. We will dive into how we (Cogworks) were burned in the past when taking on poor implementations. Building on this, we will talk about some development processes, and propose what likely went wrong in the agency/organisation during the original build.

About Anthony Dang

Anthony has worked with .NET since 2007. He is active in the open source community, in particular the Umbraco CMS, and is a regular presenter at conferences and tech meetups. He lives and breathes automation and development processes, and is a proponent of Behaviour/Test Driven Development. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he is now based in London, working at The Cogwork, leading a development team spanning 5 locations and 3 countries