Posts marked with “structure”

Never* Use Arrays

by · January 3, 2020


Arrays are a core feature of the PHP language, and so easy to use many developers don’t go beyond them. Fixating on arrays as the uber-data structure, while tempting, can rapidly lead to unmaintainable, unreadable code. Let’s look at better options and just how accessible those options are.


To use a framework, or not to: that is the question

by · April 2, 2010


“To be, or not to be: that is the question:” is the memorable quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet played in the 1600s. Programmers, today, have a similar dilemma.

When should a programming framework be used?