DDD Europe 2024 - Program

Domain Re-discovery Patterns for Legacy Code

Main Conference - Talk


Richard Groß

Richard Groß
Friday 31 from 14:30 until 15:20

In the world of software development, legacy code often poses significant challenges. Existing codebases, built years ago, may lack documentation and understanding of the original domain. This lack of knowledge can hinder effective maintenance, upgrades, and feature development. The process of rediscovering the domain of legacy code is invaluable for developers seeking to enhance and extend these systems.

In this talk we'll delve into various domain re-discovery patterns that help in identifying and reconstructing the domain model that the legacy code represents. These patterns go beyond merely deciphering the code's functionality; rather, they provide strategies to comprehend the underlying concepts, behaviors, and relationships in the domain.

Attendees can expect to gain practical insights, methodologies, and practical tips to tackle the challenges associated with legacy codebases. By embracing domain rediscovery patterns, developers can bring order and coherence to legacy systems, paving the way for future enhancements and system evolution.

About Richard Groß

Richard is a software archeologist, tailor and auditor. After 10 years in the business he's almost no longer a junior and about to become a teenager developer. He's consulted legacy and greenfield projects at all large german organizations or knows someone who has and has now held multiple talks about his experience at international conferences and meetups. He enjoys mastering TDD, BDD, DDD, decoupled design and even practices that don't include two D's. Most importantly though is that he likes to break the fourth wall and engage his audience. Do you like that as well?