August 2008

Software Archeology – Malcolm Groves (Code Gear)

It was great to catch up with Malcolm again in Melbourne to do his “Software Archeology” presentation deferred from the Symposium. He was also able to give us a preview of Tiburon (Delphi 2009), and more insights about the Embarcadero Technologies acquisition.

In this session Malcolm took us through a slightly different way of using the features already available within Delphi (UML, Metrics, etc.) to “crack” the structure, workings and potential problems within a large code base which needs maintaining and/or extending but which was developed by people who have moved on either physically or mentally.