Month: August 2017

How Eloquent breaks the Single Responsibility Principle, and why I’m okay with it

Hi everyone I thought I would discuss a controversial one today, in order to give an articulated response to a common argument about Eloquent (and generally the Active Record pattern) Firstly, just in case you don’t know, here are some definitions: Single Responsibility Principle:┬áThe “S” in the “SOLID” principles. In short, this means one class […]

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Using Git to effectively manage your code

Hi everyone This time I thought I would give a quick insight into the ways which I have found to be best when working with Git. Especially if you’re in the position where you’ve never had to manage or decide the direction of how to use source control. I’m sure you all know the benefits […]

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Setting up Private Packagist & BitBucket or GitHub

Hi all This is a really quick tutorial, because frustratingly I couldn’t find one that offered me this quick guide that had an integrated approach to doing this. I’m going to mostly cover the bits that I had to learn myself through Googling etc. in the hope that you won’t have to waste hours on […]

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Some quick translations, OO PHP to C#

So a recent project has facilitated me brushing up on my C# – so I thought I would share some basic translations of things that can be frustrating when you know the usual programming principles (object orientated programming), but not all the syntax. A quick couple of points to note: C# is a strictly typed […]

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How to build a terrible API

Hi everyone As you may know, throughout my career I’ve ended up doing a lot of integration development. Middleware, APIs, all that kind of stuff. So I thought I would write a quick list of the things you should definitely do to make your API really terrible for other developers to use, so that they […]

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