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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 40 – CD for Legacy Applications

Episode 40 – CD for Legacy Applications


This morning on #c9d9 we discussed Continuous Delivery for legacy applications.

Assuming your business did not start yesterday – you probably have some of those lying around: those applications that might be poorly understood, or poorly tested, that can be cumbersome or brittle, that may be difficult to update — but that somehow – still – just work.

This is the legacy code that keeps the lights on, but that you’re afraid to touch…

cd-for-legacy-codeHow do you deal with all your pre-DevOps applications?

Should you embark on a journey to ‘DevOps’ify your legacy applications? If so, how can you bring legacy code and technical debt into the fold – as part of your CD pipelines?

On the show, we discussed:

  • How do you define Legacy?
  • Should you poke that bear?
  • What are some of the challenges doing CI and CD for legacy apps?
  • What are some of the best practices to bring DevOps practices to legacy applications- where should you start, and how to go about it?

Watch the replay of the episode:



This episode features:

Deepak Karanth c9d9 devops podcast
Deepak Karanth
Chief Architect and Consultant. Agile and DevOps Champion. Deepak also helps companies with technical strategy and process improvements.
Jean D'Amore c9d9 DevOps Podcast
Jean D’Amore
Consultant at ThoughtWorks Australia and corsican polyglot programmer who likes to be underwater, cook, and keep his garden green.
Manuel Paid c9d9 DevOps Podcast
Manuel Pais
Dev+Build+QA=#DevOps advocate. People-first technologist @ Skelton-Thatcher. Jack of all trades, master of continuous improvement.
Tarun Arora c9d9 devops podcast
Tarun Arora
Tarun is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery and Agile. He is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio Development Tools and the author of ‘DevOps & ALM with TFS 2015


On the next episode of Continuous Discussions:

cd-autmationEpisode 41: Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud

Join us on May 17, to discuss tips and best practices for offering a shared, consolidated, self-serve build/test cloud infrastructure and tool chain in your organization. (yes, it’s a mouth full, but it’s really interesting ;)).

This episode will feature:

chris riley
Chris Riley
Helping bringing #DevOps to the enterprise. Analyst @fixateio
Himanshu Chhetri
Himanshu Chhetri
CTO @ Addteq, specializing in DevOps & Atlassian Tools implementation.
Paul Farrall
Paul Farrall
VP of Operations at Skytap.
Phil Dougherty
Phil Dougherty
Phil has over 10 years of experience building the backbone of the internet – from multi-continent private cloud environments, to fully automated public cloud infrastructure powering mobile commerce APIs.

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is a bi-weekly series. See all episodes here.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.