Never trust a developer who tells you that any of the following are easy: Unicode, dates/times/time zones, threading, DNS, IPv6, debugging.
Writing code: easy. Writing non-awful code: kind of hard. Deploying that code: pretty hard. Maintaining that code/deploy over time: hardest.
Today is 13-11-12 for those of us who care about unambiguous date formats.
"Dad, what's that blue fire extinguisher thing doing over there?" "I AM VERY VERY GLAD YOU ASKED ME." "Why?" "Because that's a blow torch!"
If you’re running PHP via mod_cgi, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly-fixed vulnerability. You’re likely also not very good at running PHP.
Ops rule of the day: you upgraded to a new OS on the day it was released, and your stuff broke? That's YOUR problem, not mine. #mavericks
The #PHP internals mailing list is talking building their own version control system, partly because they can’t decide on git or hg. Insane.
I wish people who don't know how the Internet works would stop trying to change the Internet (especially by creating laws that won't work).
Someone wake me up when it’s socially acceptable to take anyone who says “Easy! Just use Docker!” and lock them in a shipping container.
Facebook’s syntactical analysis + refactoring tools for #PHP look REALLY interesting. grep: & patch:
One of the hardest programming an inadvertent race condition. problems to debug is
FWIW, we’re discussing object and array literals in #PHP. This RFC sums up my current proposal:
Scary. "I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company [in] the United States." lavabit.com
Internet of Things firmware and drivers might be written by the same group of people who are “really good” at printer drivers. Fair warning.
How to tell you're using a #PHP framework: `cd ../../../../../../../..` actually puts you where you want to be.
A blog post about Natural Load Testing, and using it to help ensure @BrooklynBeta’s new site didn’t crumble under load: seancoates.com/blogs/natural-…