Jonathan Boccara is a lead software engineer, French C++ developer, and author of The Legacy Code Programmer's Toolbox.
Legacy code is everywhere. I don't think I've met anyone who doesn't have to deal with legacy code in the substantial portion of his work. Our guest, Jonathan Boccara is a French C++ developer and the author of The Legacy Code Programmer's Toolbox. In this episode, Jonathan will help us understand and build the correct mindset to effectively work with legacy code by using his approach and processes. "An important message I'm trying to get across is that you should not complain if you don't, in turn, intend to improve the code." - Jonathan Boccara "That would be any critique that's technical. One thing that comes up very often is levels of obstruction. If I had to sum up best practices in, in three words, that would be those levels of obstruction." - Jonathan Boccara "The point of code is to make a piece of software run and to make it run in a way that will make customers happy. " - Jonathan Boccara Episode Page Episode Transcript Links: Fluent C++ SE Radio: Understanding Legacy Code Counting words in your code  
Jonathan Boccara, author of The Legacy Code Programmer’s Toolbox discusses understanding and working with legacy code. Working with legacy code is a key skill of professional software development that is often neglected. Host Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Boccara about reading legacy code, developing the right attitude for approaching legacy code and several techniques for […]
Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Boccara to talk about the FluentC++ blog and the benefit of doing daily C++ talks at your office. Jonathan Boccara is a passionate C++ developer working for Murex on a large codebase of financial software. His interests revolve around making code expressive. He regularly blogs on Fluent C++, where he explores how to use the C++ language to write expressive code, make existing code clearer, and also about how to keep your spirits up when facing unclear code. Jonathan loves writing, making videos, reading programming books, hanging out at conferences, meeting people, learning new languages and making trainings and presentations. News C++17 is formally approved Clang 5.0.0 Released (already on the compiler explorer) Two-phase name lookup support comes to MSVC CppCast compiles on godbolt Olivier Giroux @JoBoccara Links FluentC++ FluentC++: STL Learning Resource Murex Going Native 2013: Sean Parent "C++ Seasoning" Sponsors Backtrace JetBrains Hosts @robwirving @lefticus  
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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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2 hours, 24 minutes