News Feed
Sections




News Archive
feed this:

Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Fabien Potencier:
About Symfony Stability over Features
April 15, 2013 @ 10:12:34

Fabien Potencier (of the Symfony framework) has a new post to his site talking about a philosophy that the Symfony framework community should work towards, providing stability over features.

Long story short: in the coming months, the Symfony core contributors should focus their efforts toward stabilizing the existing features instead of working on new ones. At this point, backward compatibility and stability are more important than everything else.

He highlights some of the points that come along with this effort including less refactoring for the sake of refactoring, fixing more bugs/edge cases and writing more tests/documentation. He gets into some of the specifics of this kind of thinking and points out the things that can and can't be changed during this time. He talks more about stability and suggests that not only can it help enhance performance but it could also help motivate more projects/corporate users to start using the framework.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
symfony stability features framework initiative tests bugs backward compatibility

Link: http://fabien.potencier.org/article/68/about-symfony-stability-over-features

Luc De Brouwer's Blog:
Web services and backward compatibility
August 05, 2010 @ 12:44:02

Luc De Brouwer has a reminder for web services developers out there - don't forget about backwards compatibility.

About a year ago I was asked by a client to update their existing web service because of some changes in the way they wanted to process their sales data. Luckily this client has always understood the importance of a Service-Oriented Architecture ( SOA ) since they deal with large amounts of resellers who need to access, edit and create data. All I had to do was apply the changes to their web service.

He lists the steps he followed when making the update - thinking about backwards compatibility, evaluating current functionality for use and possibly decommissioning older pieces.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
webservices backward compatibility soa serviceoriented


Nick Halstead's Blog:
Bad code, bad data flow, good idea?
May 15, 2007 @ 09:28:00

While developing a new application in a framework, Nick Halstead came across an "oops" point where he realized that the part of the application he was working on could have been coded better. In this instance, he found a spot where he needed to pass data backwards and forwards through the app without loosing "the flow". His solution? Singletons!

One of these situations occurs when you suddenly that find you don't have access to data you want, or you can't pass back (or forward) data as part of the common flow of your application. [...] The solution was to create a singleton class which uses references to bind a name to a already defined variable.

In his example, he illustrates (and explains) how to use a class he developed (varmap) to handle the assignment/removal/etc of the data to the common Singleton object.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
singleton data flow backward forward framework application singleton data flow backward forward framework application



Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


introduction list library opinion symfony package interview community series framework podcast zendserver install release laravel tips deployment api update language

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework