Dealing with Brownfield Projects
I cringe whenever I hear brownfield project, and probably you do too. Design decisions are already taken, code is already written by previous developers, and code quality varies between one class and another; brownfields are not for the faint-hearted.
As there could be multiple definitions for the term brownfield, I want to start by defining it here, so we are all on the same page. From this bookâs perspective, a brownfield project is a project not covered by unit tests and was probably written a while ago. It might have been covered by other types of tests than unit tests, but we will still refer to it as a brownfield. Some techies also refer to it as a legacy project.
As you have already figured out, ...
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