A Trait is intended to reduce some limitations of single inheritance by enabling a developer to reuse sets of methods freely in several independent classes living in different class hierarchies.
PHP traits are convenient when transcending library boundaries with stable, core code. They are available since version 5.4. For discussion.
Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool were developed separately, to make tackling the problem of software configuration more manageable by partitioning it. But they were designed to be used as a system, and they make more sense when you have documentation for the whole system. This book stands a level above the software packages, giving the expertise of its authors in using this whole system to its fullest. It was written by people who have lived closest to the problems and their solutions in software.
For those times when ./configure says No such file or directory, or in my case, when writing a ./configure-able program for the first time in awhile.
Easing functions specify the rate of change of a parameter over time. Objects in real life don’t just start and stop instantly, and almost never move at a constant speed. … This page helps you choose the right easing function.
When a number should change with style!
Tracing the long lineage of software that brought us Vim.
This document demonstrates the development of a simple Go package and introduces the go tool, the standard way to fetch, build, and install Go packages and commands.
The ‘getting started’ documentation for the Go programming language is excellent.
Vim has 4 bugs … Othe [sic] then [sic] that, Vim is a beautiful code editor!
I’ve used vim for a long time without using most of the features (code folding, split pane, status line, etc.). This cheatsheet of commands and keyboard shortcuts will help me explore my options more.
there are foundational principles and patterns of organization that are relevant to any professional who must convey technical information in writing, and you can adapt these concepts to bring order out of chaos
For later study.
The idea is that you can read chapters of this book, discuss them, try the exercises in the book, ask and answer questions, and maybe team up to create software that implements some of the ideas.
I downloaded a free book about applied category theory (293 pgs) and emailed the PDF to my Kindle for later study. I honestly don’t know what I’m getting into, but this could be a nice change of pace back to non-fiction reading (I read a lot). There is an online forum there at the link and some open lectures by one of my nerd-heroes, John Baez. If you like physics & maths, you may like this too!
… the hostname should not have any indication of the host’s purpose or function, but instead acts as a permanent, unique identifier to reference a particular piece of hardware throughout its lifecycle.
Great notes on a proper naming scheme for network server setups.
GTmetrix gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it.
A useful tool for self-testing website optimizations. Free for the core testing and reports.
Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography
I saw this Aclonica font in use and noted it for later. I’m now taking the saved link I had in an unpublished draft post and moving it to a public bookmark post-kind. If I had done this in the first place, I may have captured the source where I first saw it in use, but I was still getting my head around post-kinds early on.
We have locked away our content behind LMS silos for too long. This has lead to academics and taxpayers being exploited. Instead of us all recreating the wheel at each university academics should band together and start remixing and publishing our courses in the open. I believe the easiest way to acc...
I like this idea and especially how the author has sketched it out! Noting here now to follow up later.