Recently Max Howell (creator of Homebrew) posted an interesting tweet in regard to Google’s interview process. In this tweet he mentioned how one of the proposed questions was to white-board a solution to invert a binary tree. Over the past couple of years I have been interested in exploring fundamental Computer Science data-structures and algorithms. As a result, I thought it would be interesting to explore this structure and associated operations in more depth - using immutable and mutable PHP implementations to clearly highlight the benefits garnered from each approach.
Throughout project development we use Jenkins to provide meaningful test feedback on each Git push event. These builds are required for a sufficient amount of confidence to be gained for merging into master and subsequently deployment. Each member of the team has their own project which they manage with the current project/branch they are working on. However, typically we find ourselves working on multiple branches throughout the day, and it can become cumbersome to update the projects configuration.
It can be hard to know when to put down the mouse and get some fresh eyeballs on your design work. Act too soon and your ideas might not quite be fully formed and be misunderstood. Wait too long and you may have travelled too far down the wrong road. Like most things you need to find a compromise. Here are a few tips on how I try and strike a balance when delivering comps.
Welcome to the weekly round up, where we talk about our favourite articles we’ve seen this week. We also also have plenty of tools we’ve started using such as Babel and php-timecop that we would love to tell you more about.
“Extract till you drop” came up in my twitter feed, I had seen it before but I just quickly re-watched it, and recognised something really interesting.
To give a little background; I was that guy who believed that TDD can greatly improve our ability to refactor code, but I found that some places it just didn’t work for me.
Recently I have been interested in experimenting with different ways to handle optional values. Their are many examples that exist demonstrating the use of the Maybe/Optional structure within the PHP landscape. I would instead like to focus my attention on only looking into the concept of ‘orElse’, which I have found to be a prominent control-flow whilst using these types of value.
It’s weekly roundup time again. It’s our opportunity to share with you the best articles and podcasts doing the rounds in the office this week.
Conductor is a tool that allows you to gain the advantages of separate components without the downsides of having multiple repositories. Since the long needed arrival of Composer in the PHP world, having one repository per package has been propelled into mainstream and often used without any questioning.
It’s weekly roundup time again. It’s our chance to shout about our favourite articles and podcasts we’ve found this week.
Welcome to the weekly roundup. It’s our opportunity to share with you the best articles and podcasts doing the rounds in the office this week.