ActiveRecord and the Beauty Lost in Translation Sep 12, 2015

The Endless Fight

Sometime in 2014, PHP-land started to debate whether Active Record was a tolerable ORM pattern, and whether one should use Active Record or Data Mapper ORMs. In PHP, this comes down to something like Laravel’s Eloquent ORM as an...

Code Review Processes Jan 9, 2015

Pushing code to production without a review process in place, to me, feels like a game of Jenga. The code could be completely fine, but there’s also that chance that someone’s going to move the wrong piece and everything will come crashing down. ...

Updates Aug 22, 2014

Editor Survey Discontinued

As you may have noticed, I have discontinued my editor survey series. It was consuming a lot of time and I had taken on a new screencast series so it just wasn’t a good fit. If visitor interest had been higher I may have...

Light Table Part 2: A Retrospective Jun 16, 2014

Start from Part 1: An Introduction

First Impressions

Light table seems interesting upon first opening. It greets you with a brief splash-screen style intro before loading the “Welcome” tab which will give you some basic information on where to find...

Light Table Part 1: An Introduction Jun 8, 2014

Continue to Part 2: A Retrospective

Light Table

My text editor journey began with Light Table. It’s not my first experience with the editor by a long shot, but this was the longest continuous streak I’ve spent exclusively editing with it (okay,...

The FOSS Text Editor Tour May 26, 2014

One of my buddies likes to give me a hard time about my constant tinkering with new or different text editors. I’ve always had my preference of editor, but I love to see how others implement various concepts and what different ideas each one may have...