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In preparation of my new workshop, I read about the Golden Master technique in detail. Because this is an important method to deal with legacy code and is easy to explain, this article is an extract from my workshop.

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This is what I learned in September 2016:

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A while ago, we fixed a really annoying defect in our code. Because we debugged for days without finding the reason for the defect, I want to share how we approached the problem and what the solution was. The breakthrough in this problem came when a colleague of mine reviewed our code and found a solution. So the first thing to take away here is: If you tried anything, ask a coworker to join you in the bug-hunt.

Our application has an HSQL database and uses Spring Data with Hibernate. Really early in the development, we encountered the following exception:

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This article is part of a series about Herbstcampus 2016, a conference that took place in Nürnberg, Germany. Links to articles about other talks I visited there can be found below.

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Last week included a very important appointment: The first Get Together of me, another teammate here in Germany and my remote-working team. I saw most of them in the past, but we never had time to work together and learn to know each other. Because of another event happening in Germany, all of my three colleagues from Romania came to Braunschweig and stayed for four days.

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This is what I learned in August 2016:

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