Code Archaeology: Becoming Indiana Jones – php|tek 2016

Abstract

Code archaeology is one of the most important skills you will ever learn as a developer. How many times have you been thrown into legacy projects with no environment setup, no documentation, and little support from coworkers? The ability to hit the ground running on new applications is a sought-after skill for many employers. In this talk, we will take an open-source project that we have never seen before and work through the steps required to get it up and running so we can start contributing today.

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  • Event: php|tek 2016
  • Date: Friday, 27th May 2016
  • Location: St Louis, United States

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Michael turned this session into a story-telling narrative, dressed as Indiana Jones, no less. Very well done.

An excellent premise and idea for a talk.

A lot of the topics covered were (to me) common sense, but putting them together in a narrative really helps show how one can go through and figure out a codebase.

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