Category: General

You are the worst programmer in the world

You, yes you, are the worst programmer or web developer in the world. Without a shadow of a doubt. In someone’s opinion. The thing about programming or building anything is that it’s almost entirely subjective. Of course there are certain things which are categorically bad like lazy developing, obvious bugs, security vulnerabilities and terrible performance […]

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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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Tech Team Cancer

Hi guys I keep promising that I will be posting frequently, and then life happens. I will continue my posts and tutorials and trying to share and disseminate things I’m learning or have learned over the course of my career. I’m incredibly lucky, not only do I have my own experiences and exposures to draw […]

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Pure OS: The way forward?

Tonight is just a quick one, not my usual essay. I was just curious to see what other people though. Being a PHP Developer I primarily work within LAMP environments. Occasionally having swapped out Apache for Nginx, but I am by far a specialist. Until recently I was able to jump around through the Linux […]

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About Facading and Dependency Injection

Good evening everyone. I’ve been meaning to write a post about this for a little while, it’s a common discussion point within developers working on enterprise level software. The argument regarding dependency injection vs. facades; how they’re applied and how they relate to most software systems you work with. The first point I would like […]

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