Why choose legacy?

A presentation at PHPCon PL 2019 in in Szczyrk, Poland by Paweł Lewtak

Most people would rather work on a greenfield project than a legacy one. On one hand, you have the freedom to choose a new language/framework/library to use and have fun learning that. On the other hand, there’s an existing project, maybe old one, that skipped a few updates of libraries, maybe not using latest features your language of choice gives you.

I’ll share my experience and show you why I like working with legacy projects, what’s interesting in them for me, how I improve as a developer working with them. Hopefully, that’ll allow you to enjoy working with legacy a bit more and hate it a bit less next time.

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