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AOTD: The Internet of Things

The link: Amazing Kickstarter Project Twine: Cheap and Easy Internet of Things The meat: The sensors, so far, include an temperature sensor and an accelerometer – with external sensors planned, including magnetic and moisture sensors. I had imagined nano-particle magic dust… but we’ll have to wait until IPv6 for that. This is a great concept, …

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AOTD: PHP Framework Bloat

The article: The MicroPHP Manifesto The meat: Finding lightweight libraries that don’t pull in lots of additional code dependencies is much harder than it should be. Mostly I think that’s attributable to PHP devs being more interested in framework-specific development. I’m seeing more and more of this “framework-specific development” out there. There are job listings …

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AOTD: Cyclical Code Quality?

The link: Quality Coding Takes A Break For The Holidays. But Why? The meat: For the time period I looked at (the last 24 months), January through September is relatively flat and in line with the average flaw density. Then, there is a big bump in flaw density in October and November. Things begin to …

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AOTD: Compiling into another language

The link: A Case Against Using CoffeeScript The gist: I make far greater use of the debugging tools in pure JavaScript because my brain can stay in the exact context it’s been in the whole time, in the code I wrote–not to mention I can copy/paste my code into the console to see if it …

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