Last month a bunch of us were sent by Vonage to RailsConf 2007. I did a talk (with my co-worker Stephen Becker) on working with legacy systems, and the approach we have been talking to using rails (and other technologies) to eat away at the problem (I’ve since nick named this approach the “Evaporative Model of Legacy System Maintenance”). I’ve had a couple people ask me for the presentation or a transcript, so I’m posting those here now.

Mapping Rails to Legacy Systems presentation PDF
Mapping Rails to Legacy Systems transcription TXT

At some point I’ll transform this into a proper paper if people are interested.