Anyway, the basic points of that article still stand, but if you’re working on a variety of projects and some of them require different configurations, settings, and standards, then the way you go about installing and configuring PHP CodeSniffer may be different than how you configure it on a system-level.
Tom McFarlin writes about setting up a git workflow for creating a built release. Good strategy for creating a distro that has your required components and assets so that it's ready for install.
Named arguments allow passing arguments to a function based on the parameter name, rather than the parameter position. This makes the meaning of the argument self-documenting, makes the arguments order-independent, and allows skipping default values arbitrarily.[ via: @justCarakas ]
Another RFC proposed for PHP 8. Not sure exactly how I feel about this one yet. I like the idea but Jeremy also pointed out that then params become part of the public API. Need to think about this one some more. -Chrispian
A few months ago, I reluctantly started to try out using the dark theme that comes with macOS and iOS. I’d already been using a similar theme in my IDE and my terminal, so why not take the plunge for the whole experience across the OS?[ via: @tommcfarlin ]
I've got pretty strong preferences on my IDE / UI stuff but I might have to check this one out. Looks pretty slick and I do like the idea of a more unified look and feel for everything. -Chrispian
Short circuiting refers to skipping the evaluation of an expression based on some given condition. Two common examples are the operators && and ||. There are three ways the nullsafe operator ?-> could implement short circuiting. We’ll look at the same code snippet for every option.[ via: @markjaquith ]
I like this idea. I usually don't like things that makes code less easy to understand and favor being more verbose. In this case I think this one actually makes it easier to read and might make it a little easier to avoid making silly mistakes. -Chrispian
Remember the first time you solved an algorithmic challenge by yourself without looking up the solution, only to be told to solve it again using a recursive function?
As this appears to be a common scenario, especially in a tech interview setting, I am putting together a list of classic algorithm challenges to help flex our recursive brain muscles, as this appears to be a common scenario, especially in a tech interview setting.....[ via: chrispian ]