Refactoring Everything, Day 30

by chromatic

This 30-day project explores the refactoring of a legacy system. The Everything Engine is an aging software project that powers Perl Monks, Everything 2, and a few other websites. It suffers from poor design and maintainability. Learn what it's like to look over the shoulder of an experienced developer as he refactors, redesigns, and updates the code.

Today's task is a race against the clock to get just one single test running against the live, not a mocked, database. Can chromatic do it? His reputation is on the line!