computer

How to choose a framework

With so many options available, how does one choose what to use for a new project? If the project is a website, the question of whether or not a CMS is appropriate is one of my first considerations. But sometimes it’s hard to tell where a website ends and a web application begins.

Read More »
hardware

Specialization is for Insects

For me, it’s easy to mistake wanting to learn more about something with the treacherous borders of a trap leading to something I don’t really want.

What I’ve discovered is that – without my conscious awareness – there is a part of me that kicks the fight-or-flight switch whenever I find myself too close to something that might push me down the funnel of relentless focus.

Read More »
c and c++

Using Composer and Namespaces in PHP

Pretty much everyone who develops with PHP uses Composer, and if you’ve every used a PHP framework, you’ve seen the namespaces at the tops of files. I knew how to use these things but I didn’t really understand them until I embarked on a few just-for-learning side projects that I started from scratch.

Read More »