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126: Rector with Matthias Noback

Imagine if you could refactor legacy code with a single CLI command? Well, you can, at least if you are working with PHP.

Today we talk with Matthias Noback, a long-time web developer and the author of several programming books, including Rector - The Power of Automated Refactoring, which he co-wrote with Tomáš Votruba. Matthias tells us how to use Rector in your daily workflow, how it automates repetitive maintenance and refactoring tasks, and what is the potential of this approach for other programming languages. 

When you finish listening to the episode, connect with Matthias on Twitter, visit his website at, and grab his book Rector - The Power of Automated Refactoring

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Legacy Code Rocks

Legacy Code Rocks explores the world of modernizing existing software applications.


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