Workaday Readings are the droll, dry, and dear pages I continuously tick through during my day.

This is shop talk, not for general consumption! (lest you want to fall asleep 😉 )

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PHP: Frankenstein arrays

“One of the core data types in PHP is the array. Mostly unchanged since the early beginnings of the language. The name “array” is a bit unfortunate, as well as the implementation. It is not really an array.”


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Choose Boring Technology

“Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan’s technical decisionmaking start to bear fruit. I learned a great deal from this, but I also learned a great deal as a result of this.”


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Visitor Pattern

“The Visitor Pattern isn’t used often. This is because there are few situations in which it is applicable or even makes sense. However, it’s a nice pattern to know and to have in your tool belt when the time comes. Let’s look at how this pattern can be applied in a PHP environment.”


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