Dev Thoughts

Dev Thoughts

Just some guy yammering about software development.

[Design Pattern/Object Oriented] is hard so nobody should use it

21 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments baohx2000

The newest fad in dev articles is out! Waaah! Object oriented programming is hard! Waaah! Design patterns are hard! Therefore nobody should use either! First, see my other article “Should programming be easy?” Here’s how I see a normal progression fo...

Should programming be easy?

21 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments baohx2000

… So yeah, I’ve been a programmer for 20+ years. It feels like new developers have taken a turn towards just doing the least amount possible by using libraries or frameworks and not actually learning underlying concepts and functionality. For those p...

Coding during interviews

14 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment baohx2000

I understand the hatred towards coding tests during interviews, but I can't say that I would ever not do them. There are too many "framework developers" out there who do not understand the basics and it is way faster to do a relatively simple exercis...

So you want to be a “Web Developer”

4 Jun 2021 2 minute read 2 comments baohx2000

This started as a reply to a post on reddit r/phphelp. I’ll likely add to it as I find new things or think of bits and pieces to add. Do not think you have to be a “full stack” developer. Unless you dedicate many years, you will be a jack of all trad...

Composer Monorepo Without Plugins

4 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments baohx2000

The problem: You have multiple services you want to build/ci/deploy. You want them all to have consistent dependencies between them all (one of the big reasons to utilize a monorepo). It’s not difficult, you just have to think of your project as bein...