Michael Feathers

Michael Feathers

Michael Feathers

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Biography

Michael Feathers is the Founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design. Prior to forming R7K, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva and a consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the past 20 years he has consulted with hundreds of organizations, supporting them with general software design issues, process change and code revitalization. A frequent presenter at national and international conferences, Michael is also the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).

Keynote: Edges In Software

Many software systems contain code that is littered with conditions and error checks. These checks obscure the code and make it less readable and less maintainable. In this keynote, Michael Feathers will discuss design and coding approaches that remove error cases or move them to other areas of code without adversely affecting functionality.