“Global data” by M. Fowler & K. Beck

Since our earliest days of writing software, we were warned of perils of global data - how it was invented by demons from the fourth plane of hell, which is the resting place of any programmer who dares to use it. (C) Refactoring, 2nd Edition

July 13, 2019 · 1 min · anvyst

JavaScript issues in one picture

The picture looks a bit outdated as it misses gazillion of trendy frameworks and transpilers but still relevant to the subject

December 26, 2017 · 1 min · anvyst

Apple, Google and You

It’s old, but still relevant to the topic. I’m pretty sure that everybody had this kind of interface on one of their jobs. I’m pretty sure it’s still there! First rule of UI club - you don’t talk about crap UI’s you designed in the club.

May 31, 2017 · 1 min · anvyst

We are going to build a framework!

🎶 We're Gonna Build a Framework 🎶 by @dylanbeattie This is absolutely amazing 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xLi88jWZ2B — DEV Community (@ThePracticalDev) November 14, 2016 And they built it!

November 20, 2016 · 1 min · anvyst

Classic programmer paintings

“Github Major Service Outage”. Georges Seurat, 1884 Brilliant collection of classical oil paintings with modern interpretation. “InfoSec team verifies security flaw.” Caravaggio, 1601-1602

July 29, 2016 · 1 min · anvyst

Bored with your free time?

This tweet had to land here without any doubts, as those who maintained open-source projects know the drill. Bored with your free time? Had enough of people being nice to you? Masochist? Maintain a popular open source project. — I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) January 27, 2015 In case this tweet disappears, or something happens in far far future:

March 1, 2015 · 1 min · anvyst

New Windows browser: in one paragraph

Of course I’m happy Microsoft is creating an evergreen, standards-based browser unencumbered by legacy rot. But the truth is I don’t care. Brad Frost Great article from Brad Frost on Browsers and attitude towards all these devices mess.

January 22, 2015 · 1 min · anvyst

PHP functionphobs and doccomment fans

So in PHP functions are basically used in two cases: If the programmer doesn’t yet use OOP or if the script isn’t worth using OOP for. The notion of “helper function” or something like that does not seem to exist…(Reminder: Using classes does not mean your code is object-oriented!) So true! But what really got me on this article, was this part: Another tangentially related “standard” practice I feel badly about is the excessive use of doccomments....

October 16, 2014 · 2 min · anvyst

Programming sucks: at its best

The only reason coders’ computers work better than non-coders’ computers is coders know computers are schizophrenic little children with auto-immune diseases and we don’t beat them when they’re bad. Every single paragraph is amazing. This one cracked me up: “Double you tee eff?” you say, and start hunting for the problem. You discover that one day, some idiot decided that since another idiot decided that 1/0 should equal infinity, they could just use that as a shorthand for “Infinity” when simplifying their code....

October 14, 2014 · 1 min · anvyst

Programming languages as

Yet another interpretation of “if programming languages were..”. This time it is about programming languages as weapons. Perl is a molotov cocktail, it was probably useful once, but few people use it now. Ruby is a ruby encrusted sword, it is usually only used because of how shiny it is. PHP is a hose, you usually plug one end into a car exhaust, and the other you stick in through a window and then you sit in the car and turn the engine on....

September 23, 2014 · 1 min · anvyst