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State management in Corvid

“Thanks to the Wix editor, when working with Velo you don’t need to deal with html/css when developing UI. Instead you get a full blown WYSIWYG editor where you can create the UI for your application.”


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Blade Templates

“Sage uses Laravel’s Blade(opens new window) templating engine. This gives you access to the Blade templating language, which includes a number of useful features.”


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Pure vs Impure Functions

“Software engineering is full of jargon. Occasionally, to grasp the true meaning of the seemingly simplest of words, one must waddle through many murky layers of complexity (fancy defining this, anyone?). Thankfully, other times, outwardly inaccessible words can be demystified pretty easily.”


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Writing value objects in PHP

“If you already have heard about DDD (Domain-Driven Design), you probably also may have heard about Value Objects. It is one of the building blocks introduced by Eric Evans in “the blue book”. A value object is a type which wraps data and is distinguishable only by its properties.”


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WordPress Handbook

“Unit testing is a level of software testing where individual units/components of software are tested. The purpose of unit tests is to validate that each unit of software performs as designed. In terms of PHP and WordPress, a single ‘unit’ is a function or a class.”


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Component Driven User Interfaces

“The development and design practice of building user interfaces with modular components. UIs are built from the “bottom up” starting with basic components then progressively combined to assemble screens. Modern user interfaces are more complicated than ever.”


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Etsy Engineering

“If you’ve ever been shopping online and encountered a message like “1 items added to cart” or even “1 item(s) added to cart,” you’ve been bitten by a pluralization bug. It might have been a little annoying, but you likely shrugged it off and moved on.”


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A Fun Sorting Lexicographically Bug

Ran into a fun little bug today. We have an integration that’s been around since 2016 where we save their id values as a string because we can’t rely on them not throwing in letters. Looking at the db it seems like they were earlier on but have been only using numbers for a while. … Continued

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Sorted Tables for Faster Range-Scans

“Most developers will use an automatically incrementing column for the primary key with insertion-order sorting for the table’s data by default. However, rows belonging together are stored in the database file very far away, resulting in many disk fetch operations. When instead e.g.”


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Git Message Verbosity

I love me a long git commit message. I’m telling a story and by George you’re going to see it, read it, and love it. Well, I think you should, I think my future self should.

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Understanding WebViews

“WebViews allow you to display web content inside a native app, but they hide more tricks than just that. Find out what those tricks are! When it comes to accessing internet content, we typically use a browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Edge.”


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How To Optimize Laravel for Performance

“Laravel is a popular open-source PHP framework that’s known for its robust security and simple yet sophisticated coding architecture. It’s a great choice for building cutting-edge web applications capable of driving revenue and propelling businesses forward.”


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Software Engineering – The Soft Parts

“Today I’ll share some of the software engineering “soft skills” I’ve learned from my first 10 years on Google Chrome, where I am a Senior Staff Engineering Manager. On my 10th anniversary, I wanted to reflect on some of lessons that have stayed with me.”


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