"I'm a recruiter for this company that does mostly finances. It's a very stable company. It's over a hundred years old."

That sounds nice, but I can't help but wonder the abyss of legacy codebases a company that old can have. Specially since it's not a dev agency.

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    The age of the company is not neccessarily indicative for the age of the codebase.
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    @@100110111 I am curious. Do you wanna expatiate?
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    I mean, I'm currently doing greenfield dev in a company well over 100 years old. There certainly is legacy crap here, and occasionally we need to analyse bits of it, but we're not maintaining it. Most of the codebase we work with is only a couple of years old, max.
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    I imagine entering an arched stone room with historical electrical wiring and one of Konrad Zuse's computers that were built before transistors and integrated circuits even existed.

    If I remember correctly from a visit to a technological museum, you would not use a keyboard to type commands, but rather something like an old telephone dial.

    All of that, of course, if their codebase and infrastructure was actually one hundred years old.
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    My last employer was founded in 1765, there definitely wasn't any legacy code from then!
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