Development Articles

Why a Commitment to Continuous Deployment Pays Off

Why a Commitment to Continuous Deployment Pays Off

April 22, 2015

Recently, I was asked to build an application with a rapid turnaround time and modest budget. Being the sole developer, here’s the approach I took to make the development process as simple and efficient as possible

Simplify Your PHP Deployment Needs with Deployer

Simplify Your PHP Deployment Needs with Deployer

April 3, 2015

Choice can be a good thing, but often too much choice is worse than too little. You risk becoming overwhelmed, confused, even paralyzed. Come learn about the simplest deployment tool for PHP.

Why Microframeworks Create Lean Applications

April 3, 2015

Recently I built a new application using SlimPHP, a PHP microframework, instead of a full-stack framework, such as Symfony or Zend Framework 2. In this post, I start discussing how taking this approach has lead to a leaner application design.

Why We Have To Restart the Mantra of High Performance Applications

Why We Have To Restart the Mantra of High Performance Applications

April 3, 2015

There was a time when it was normal to expect that your application would be as highly performant as possible. But over the last decade or so, with the advent of cheap hardware, applications have become larger and more capable, yet demand ever more resources than they once did. Sure, they give us more, but at what cost? Today, filtered through the lens of one of the tougher programming concepts, regular expressions, I consider the partly lost art of efficient programming, the potential reasons for and against, as well as excuses people make for avoiding doing what they should.