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Who uses PHP anyway?

Each Thursday at my office we hold a one hour ‘tech talk’ after lunch to discuss something technical of interest. These tech talks are pretty informal, it’s really just a bunch of us sitting around a projector talking shop with one person facilitating the conversation. I get a lot out of them and it’s one of the …

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Written by Stories by Colin DeCarlo on Medium - - Aggregated on Saturday September 9, 2017


Prototypes

Every now and again I come across a snippet of JavaScript that challenges my understanding of some fundamental concept of the language. More often than not, these snippets somehow have a tendency to be related to JavaScript’s prototypical inheritance model. I find that Prototypes in JavaScript are often misunderstoo…

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Written by Stories by Colin DeCarlo on Medium - - Aggregated on Thursday August 24, 2017


Code Golf

From time to time a friend and I play a programming game that I consider to be a version of Code Golf . Typically, the goal of Code Golf is to solve some challenge using as little bytes as possible. In the version of the game we play however, the limitation is the use of certain language features. Specifically, we …

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Written by Stories by Colin DeCarlo on Medium - - Aggregated on Thursday February 18, 2016


When Protected Isn’t Quite So

I’ve been developing with PHP for just about a decade now. I’d like to think that over time, I’ve seen most of what PHP has to offer. I’ve come to appreciate some of the things that make PHP an honest to goodness great language: exceptionally low barrier to entry, wide availability and an extensive core library — just …

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Written by Stories by Colin DeCarlo on Medium - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 27, 2016