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Simple, Easy, Risk and Change

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Monday November 2, 2015 - Permalink

I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately. Things finally resonated to me after listening to Uncle Bob Martin on No Capes . He made an amazingly interesting point about change and different methods for minimizing the risk over time of change. I want to share some of what I’ve been thinking about along those lines. What follows is a collection of some of my evolving thoughts relating to …

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All About Middleware

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Friday May 20, 2016 - Permalink

Last week, a proposal to standardize middleware for PSR-7 was introduced to the PHP-FIG. The general concept of middleware is not a new one, and has been in use in the PHP world for many years. Several people have raised significant concerns with the proposal, which have gone completely unheeded by the author. Let me go through the most major of these concerns, as well as show what a better …

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Trust

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Thursday January 12, 2017 - Permalink

Stop and take a moment to think about how much trust is required to live your everyday life. Every single aspect of your life is built up on layer after layer of trust, it’s nothing short of staggering. Different aspects of life will contain different levels of trust, with some being very guarded and some being very lax. We don’t often talk about this trust and we often make the blind assumption …

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Building an 8-bit Computer

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Wednesday February 8, 2017 - Permalink

I have been building a computer. Not assembling components, but actually designing and wiring it from scratch onto prototyping breadboards. I’ve decided to start writing about the project here on my blog. I have no idea how many posts this will wind up being, or if there even will be others. Let me start by telling you what I’m building.

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Ponderings on Odoriferous Syntactical Constructifications

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Monday July 31, 2017 - Permalink

(AKA: “Thoughts on code smells” and how “high brow” they have become) We have a habit of talking about “code smells” to indicate patterns and practices that our experience has shown can be problematic. Many of these “smells” are backed by a lot of data and really are legitimate problems to avoid. These are constructs and tools that often have few legitimate uses. But many so called “smells” …

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Ponderings on Odoriferous Syntactical Constructifications

Written by Ircmaxell - Published on Ircmaxell's blog
Aggregated on Monday July 31, 2017 - Permalink

(AKA: "Thoughts on code smells" and how "high brow" they have become) We have a habit of talking about "code smells" to indicate patterns and practices that our experience has shown can be problematic. Many of these "smells" are backed by a lot of data and really are legitimate problems to avoid. These are constructs and tools that often have few legitimate uses. But many so called "smells" …

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