Serverless: From a PHP Developer’s Experience
this is suicide for all hosting companies that currently host all websites. Suddenly, no one would need servers. PHP would be, quite literally, the easiest migration to serverless known to mankind.
I tend to build things differently from other people. It’s an annoying fact about myself that I can’t seem to accept. One, what I build tends to be robust, extendable, and, non-idiomatic (I hate idiomatic code). Two, what I build tends to be more complex than it needs to be, right now.
Software Design From a Toddler
I’ve watched my son grow up to the last four years and change, surviving a string of “firsts” while he learns to survive in this world. He’s also taught me many things about my job, more than I’d ever learn in a class. More than anything, he’s taught me what is in store for the […]
The Growth of a Programmer
Writing software is hard. I’m reminded of that every time someone asks me to teach them. The basics are convoluted, the syntax weird. It’s 100% logic that you have to hold in your head while you craft words that semantically make little sense, unless you’re a compiler or interpreter.
Scala and Friends
Scala is an interesting language. I needed to pick it up for a project at work and was enthralled. I love some of the elegance of it, while some of the challenges are downright insane.
Thoughts on Being Weird
I have been called weird nearly my entire life. It’s never really bothered me, and perhaps that also contributes to my “weirdness.” I suffer from a startingly rare disease, called a photographic memory. It doesn’t work like the movies. I can’t flip pages in a book and read them later. Simply because the part of […]
Being an Alien
We’ve been in the Netherlands just over a month. It has been hectic.
Getting Ready To Move
The last week has been a whirlwind of activity. We’ve been putting things into storage, deciding on a place to live, and getting ready for the big move. To say that it’s been stressful is an understatement. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth it and then I remember that it is, of course. Moving is […]
The Data Science Paradox
Let’s talk about organisms for a moment. All multicellular organisms on earth have DNA. It’s a strand of proteins that tell a cell in the organism how to grow, when to divide, and what proteins to build. You can read the DNA to discover what color eyes the organism might have, or how tall it […]
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