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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.
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“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…
Ampersands can handle situations like reverse nesting, extending class and id names, and even adjacent sibling selection.
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.
Every Idea Needs Validation. We’re all selling, monetary transaction or not, something that solves a problem. I stopped asking for feedback from friends about…
With powerful tools like Foundation and Bootstrap, along with Sass, designing as you code feels much more natural than trying to replicate a static mockup in the browser. One issue I’ve had, however, is finding the right colors without having to go back to Photoshop. Luckily, Sass has some pretty amazing color functions that can automate your color choosing process.
I have a friend who likes to plan social events. He puts a lot of time and energy into it, and while everyone is…