Author Archives: eliasvo

PHP-devs anonymous

It’s been ages since last I wrote something here. I’d been planning to do a follow-up on my “Traits are Evil” post, which for some reason still gets quite a lot of traffic. The main reason why I didn’t though, … Continue reading

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Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Almost 2 years ago, I ranted about how I can’t help but feel that companies are pushing “the cloud” as a means to bind (or even subjugate) consumers. I sort of hoped that I would be branded a paranoid psychotic … Continue reading

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PHP Traits: If they weren’t evil, they’d be funny

When traits first saw the light of day, with the release of PHP 5.4, I didn’t really think much of it. I believed (and still do) that the alleged shortcomings of single inheritance exist mainly in the mind of the … Continue reading

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Pointers are easy

If you are thinking about learning C or C++, but have been “warned” by some that it’s really difficult, then chances are that conversation was about pointers. When I first started learning some more low-level languages, the reactions I got were either … Continue reading

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My perfect distro: Salix 14.1

Is Salix the perfect distro? Some might argue that it is, others will argue that it isn’t. Basically, it all depends on what you want from a distro: Do you want the system to be as exposed as possible (and … Continue reading

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DRY madness in programming

I am a developer. Like most programmers, I try to follow the mantra “Be lazy, don’t write code that already has been written”. I preach this general truth to anyone who wants to hear it, and even more to those who don’t … Continue reading

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Trapped in heaven

Warning – I’ve written this post in one fell swoop, and I am going to click the publish button within the next minute. I’ll be editing out the rough patches in the next few days. The topic of this post, … Continue reading

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