2012 06 27 Beyond Test Driven Development → #
Sometimes spiking is much more productive than TDD.
2011 01 07 Refactor away your comments
I used to think commenting code extensively was vital to code readability. I no longer think that is true. There are far better solutions for making code more readable.
2010 11 07 Michael D. Hill On Too Much
Old post by Michael D. Hill on the XP mailing list. These are also some of the reasons I like XP. It keeps things real, while at the same time embracing good engineering practices. Read the whole thing.
2010 11 04 PHP and assertions
I want to make Sham itself to throw Exceptions. Currently you need to use whatever testing framework you are using for asserting. This means that for example with PHPUnit your assertions will look something like this:
2010 10 29 JSON interpreter in Io
Io is amazing. Here’s a (naive) JSON interpreter in Io.
2008 12 01 Debugging console for Solar
Here’s a little project I’ve been working on. It’s a debugging/profiling console for Solar applications. I call it Starburst_Debug_Console. It displays a console on top of your website which shows you your SQL queries, logs and
2008 11 05 On PHP Namespace Separator
There’s been a lot of negative commenting around the choice of the new namespace separator for PHP. The choice was backslash
'\'. The usual answer to these comments is: “Pick a better one, and let’s see how that works out” or “please stop commenting,
'\'is the only one that works”.
I have just published my first entry on the new Solar project blog. Go read about Using registry_set to auto-register objects. It’s one of the cool new features of Solar version 1.0.0alpha2.
2008 09 21 Solar 1.0.0alpha2 Released And A New Blog
A new version of Solar has been released. You can see the full list of changes on our new blog. Yep, that’s right, the Solar project now has a blog. Keep your eye on it for some cool Solar knowlegde. I will be blogging there about Solar and maybe cross-posting some of the stuff here too.
2008 08 10 My first OpenCoffee meetup
Last thursday I went to the OpenCoffee meetup for the first time. For you who don’t know what it is: it’s a meetup for people interested in startups and other webby stuff, at least that’s the impression I got.