Given the popularity of the Singleton design pattern, how comes that some developers decry it as an “anti-pattern”? Can it really be that bad?
This article explains the rationale of why it can indeed be that bad and provides alternative approaches that should be used instead.
OOP makes use of access modifiers to control the accessibility of methods and properties. This is what allows you to use the concept of encapsulation, so that you have a public interface that consumers of your code can develop against, as well as a private implementation that needs to be treated as a black box from the outside.
Having all of your methods and properties be public generally defeats the purpose of using OOP in the first place, as most of the benefits depend on the concept of encapsulation in some form or other.Read More
While the consensus is to use exceptions instead of errors, there is very little information on how to structure and manage them in a larger codebase. In this article, I want to talk about the way I currently set them up and use them in PHP, in the hopes to spark some discussion on the topic and get further feedback.Read More
I have been working on refining my development workflow for some time now, in order to optimize the quality of my code. And as I am a big fan of automation, I tend to look for tools that just do their work in the background and only need my input when my mental processing power is truly…Read More
Ryan McCue, Senior Engineer at Human Made and WordPress Core Developer, has posted a series of tweets regarding the fact that WordPress is far from an ideal platform for developers, which has spawned a lot of discussion. Yes, the fact that WP has perception problems is partially related, but even those in the community dislike working with…Read More