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Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Oct. 5, 2020

I've been blogging for three years and a half: I've written about PHP, the web, programming in general, and here and there something completely off topic. When I started this project I never imagined it would be received so well by so many. But here we are: thousands of people visit my blog every…


What a good PR looks like

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Oct. 2, 2020

It's Hacktoberfest, your chance to contribute to open source and win a t-shirt while at it! Being an open source maintainer myself, I find it a great initiative, but it comes with responsibility as well. Many people try to be smart and send low-effort, borderline-spam PRs, essentially ruining a mai…


Which colour scheme is better?

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Sep. 26, 2020

As a programmer I think I should always critically look at my own toolset and try to optimise it, regardless of my own subjective preference. It's by doing so that I've come to the conclusion that light colour schemes are better than dark ones, and today I want to share those thoughts with you. Bef…


The case for transpiled generics in PHP

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Sep. 17, 2020

This is a mail I sent to PHP's internals, these are my thoughts, and you can follow the internals discussion here, or share your own thoughts on Reddit. Hello internals Today I'd like to hear your thoughts on what might be a controversial topic, though I think it's worth having this discussion. I…


Don't get stuck

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Aug. 29, 2020

Note: this post is about a previous job, not my current one. Both managers were looking at me in disbelief, they seemed to be stunned for a few seconds. I just told them I'd decided to resign. One of them quickly recovered, smiled, and told me he regretted my decision. Though he also realised it's…