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Updating Tooling Within a Framework of Legacy Systems

30 minute intermediate workshop

Description/Proposal

It can be frustrating dealing with legacy systems and the legacy tooling that goes with them. This talk will be a look at how we introduced a build system, updated version control practices and changed communication standards at a company with a previously-decade old toolset and mindset. We'll also examine how a fragile server provisioning and rigid deploys were transitioned to a more fluid DevOps model. This resulted in consistent environments and a modern developer toolset. Together, these changes resulted in greater development velocity and a much smoother process from ticket to deploy.