Read a great article today: The Wrong Abstraction. It talks about when it’s better to duplicate code that maintain an abstraction. Other things mentioned include:
Today I read (some of) Digital Tools I Wish Existed. I didn’t read the whole thing but I did find myself agreeing with the bits I read. I tried creating a reading database for myself but it quickly got clogged and unmanageable then fell into disuse. I think it’s a good idea but I haven’t found a workable solution to the problem yet… presently my notes and reading are strewn out all over the place.
Readme Driven Development popped up on HN today. Nice thought.
There are a bunch of great examples of using vagrant for testing purposes in
High Availability for the LAMP Stack: Eliminate Single Points of Failure and Increase Uptime for Your Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP Based Web Applications by Jason Cannon which I have on my Kindle.
Pat Helland has a new blog! Scattered Thoughts on Distributed Systems
An article that popped up on lobste.rs today: Optimizing Your Web App 100x is Like Adding 99 Servers, it has a few performance optimization tips.
Martin Fowler with Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost?. Yes, he says; sort of.