Don't Let Your Code Become Legacy

Ștefan Dunca - Head Of Development @ TORA

Studio room

9th November, 16:00-16:30

Some projects may last for decades. And some of them are still heavily maintained. Is any of the initial code still in use? Is that code Legacy? How do we add functionalities to such an old code?

I worked for about 14 years on the very same project, so I got to be the "expert" where new team members found answers. But I don't think we really need that kind of an expert in a long maintained project. We just have to write our code right, and most importantly, we have to also maintain the code, not just the project, to make that role disappear. Code maintenance is just some good refactoring, wherever it is needed. The boy scouts rule is: “Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it”, and it applies very well to the developers too. Our campground (the code) should be always cleaner after we touch it.

Ștefan Dunca


Stefan Dunca is a passionate developer with almost 19 years of software development experience. He has coordinated teams and projects of various sizes for more than 10 years, and now he is playing the role of Head of Development in TORA. With expertise in fintech & crypto trading worlds, he is always eager to write new code, or refactor and improve the old one. Stefan has a Bachelor and a Master degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University. He also graduated a Leadership class from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, besides writing code, he likes doing small DIY woodworking projects, always being a perfectionist.