How to survive a legacy apocalypse
Kill it with fire, the typical first reaction to a legacy system falling into obsolescence, is a knee-jerk approach that often burns through tons of money and time only to result in a less efficient solution. This book offers a far more forgiving modernization framework, laying out smart value-add strategies and proven techniques that work equally well for ancient systems and brand-new ones.
Renowned for restoring some of the world s oldest, messiest computer networks to operational excellence, software engineering expert Marianne Bellotti distills key lessons and insights from her experience into practical, research-backed guidance to help you determine when and how to modernize. With witty, engaging prose, Bellotti explains why new doesn t always mean better, weaving in illuminating case studies and anecdotes from her work in the field.
You ll learn:
Where to focus your maintenance efforts for maximum impact and value
How to pick the right modernization solutions for your specific needs and keep your plans on track
How to assess whether your migrations will add value before you invest in them
What to consider before moving data to the cloud
How to determine when a project is finished
Packed with resources, exercises, and flexible frameworks for organizations of all ages and sizes, Kill It with Fire will give you a vested interest in your technology s future.
- Verlag: No Starch Press
- Erscheinungstermin: 17. März 2021
- Abmessung: 228mm x 152mm x 25mm
- Gewicht: 365g
- ISBN-13: 9781718501188
- ISBN-10: 1718501188
- Artikelnr.: 59943740
Chapter 1: Time Is a Flat Circle
Chapter 2: Cannibal Code
Chapter 3: Evaluating Your Architecture
Chapter 4: Why Is It Hard?
Chapter 5: Building and Protecting Momentum
Chapter 6: Coming in Midstream
Chapter 7: Design and Destiny
Chapter 8: Breaking Changes
Chapter 9: How to Finish
Chapter 10: Future-Proofing
Damian Schenkelman, Principal Engineer, Auth0
"Marianne Bellotti s new book Kill It With Fire is incredibly well timed. For those alarmed by the provocative title, rest assured the only thing Bellotti advocates torching is the notion of torching itself. And while the book is written for technical leadership, her wisdom is something many nontechnical government leaders need to hear right now, lest they fall prey to the gaggle of advisers saying things like 'we just need to get them off the mainframe.' . . . Bellotti s book could not have come at a better time, and while there are other factors in this equation, she outlines some of the most important."
Jennifer Pahlka, OneZero