Brandon Savage has posted his latest part of his "Peer Review" series. He takesa step back and looks at abstraction again, this time incorporating some of the suggestions other members of the PHP community gave based on the previous version.
This entry will focus on our use of the database, and specifically on the already_tweeted() method. This method has a number of problems, and while we’re focusing on the implementation of the database, it's important to note that we will also need to address some of the logic (which will be the next part of the series).
He looks at assumptions (how they can be bad), the use of an ORM layer to help negate some of the problems surrounding them and adding in some exceptions to properly handle issues that might come up.