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Every Tuesday night in New Orleans the developer community gets together for Hack Night. We rave and argue about old and new technologies and…
I never thought I would become a programmer. I stumbled into web development while I was studying music in college. Believe me, I was surprised when I ended up becoming a professional web developer.
That’s basically what someone told me on the phone last week. Jon answered the phone and the caller, a recruiter, asked to be connected…
Viewport Sized Typography, CSS Columns, and Using CSS Shapes as Text Wrap
Any software developer who deals with MVC frameworks has most likely come across the mantra “Fat Model, Skinny Controller”. This is not a good philosophy. It is a bad idea to have a fat model. In fact, it is a bad idea to have a fat anything. Instead, you should strive for Skinny Everything.
“technical debt” noun. the sum of costs owed to one’s computational progeny for past transgressions against their design and future well-being If you’re like…
Concerns are modules you can use to extract code out of models and controllers. This is useful for various reasons. An obvious one is that this makes things skinnier, which we’ve already established is good. Another is that you can use these concerns to mix into other models and controllers
While it is definitely good to have a slim controller for sake of code reusability, readability, and testing, it is also good to have a skinny model (for the exact same reasons). In fact, its just good to have a skinny everything.