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You think of sleepless nights trying to add in features that should be easy to add, and you think of demoralization, the sense that everyone on the team is so sick of a code base that it seems beyond care, the sort of code that you just wish would die. Legacy code is somebody else's code. And it will reveal any potentially problematic areas. What do you think about when you hear the term legacy code? We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. On one two page spread (shown in photos), a chart is duplicated, pushing the content down, and the rest of the content that is supposed to be on that page is just omitted entirely. .create-list-form{margin-bottom:0}.wl-spacing-top-quad-large{margin-top:8.4rem}#create-list-back-navigation{padding-right:10px}#create-list-back-icon{margin-top:4px} He might never become an Olympic athlete, but we can't let "best" be the enemy of "better." Testing code isn't the easiest thing in the world, and it gets even more complicated when working with legacy code. Of course there are many other characteristics, but they all turn out to be derivative from that focal... A real eye-opener. So, you can essentially dismiss violations in it. This book is about testing and how to put the code under test. Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? 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