RubySource: Confessions of a Converted PHP Developer: Animal Abuse

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Sometimes the functionality of a library or set of classes that you’re working with is 99% perfect for the job, but the last 1% requires modification of some of the core assumptions made in the code. Altering code can cause maintenance frustrations down the track and extending code can cause maintenance frustration right away, but Ruby provides us with a flexible way to modify code with less damage. In converting to Ruby I realized how strict PHP is in its class hierarchy.

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RubySource: Confessions of a Converted PHP Developer: Animal Abuse

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Mal Curtis is a Kiwi polyglot software engineer currently focussing on Go and JavaScript. He’s the founder of transaction email management service Apostle.io, and is a Principal Engineer at Vend, where he helps make beautiful Point of Sale and Inventory Management software (yes, it can be beautiful). In the past he’s helped launch Learnable.com, and worked for SitePoint in Melbourne. In his spare time you’ll find him attempting geeky pursuits with varying levels of failure, such as quadcopters and sous vide cooking.

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