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"Reducing Operational Noise by Diving into a Legacy System"

Below is an article originally written by Elizabeth Giles at PowerToFly Partner PagerDuty, and published on January 8, 2020. Go to PagerDuty's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

In a story that will sound all too familiar to many developers, in early 2019, I picked up a Kanban ticket to update a legacy system's documentation—a microservice so old that no one on my team really knew much about it. In this blog, I'll share the lessons I learned from familiarizing myself with a legacy system and the positive outcomes of doing so. Additionally, I'll share some steps you can take to look at some of your own legacy systems—if you dare.

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