Building software like bridges


today, [Toth] and her fellow GitHub engineers officially released a tool designed to ensure that your new code is ready before you disconnect your old code—in some cases, very old code. The tool is called Scientist, and as open source software, it’s freely available to all. Toth and others believe it could potentially help anyone upgrade even the largest of online services.

An important thing to be able to do.

She envisions aging banks using it to upgrade decades-old Fortran code to Ruby or any other modern language.

That was my first thought, as well. C’mon, fintech, get on that.

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