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The earthquake in the JavaScript community

posted in JavaScript on 2016-03-25   kik npm modules module company azer developer left pad

You probably heard about Kik, NPM and left-pad saga this week. Shortly, a company Kik asked a developer Azer Koçulu to give the ownership on a NPM module. The module name matches the name of the company. The developer refuses and the company reaches the registry (NPM). The module was transfered to the company based on a NPM policy. The developer then decided to remove all his modules from the registry. The bad thing is that one of these modules left-pad is a dependency of many other modules. As a result of the un-publishing all the packages that depend on left-pad can not be built. Some really popular tools like Babel and React started getting broken builds.

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Fun playing with npm, dependencies and postinstall script

posted in Nodejs on 2015-01-07   c module package json npm runme js node_modules b installed index dependencies

I like npm and the fact that I can install tons of stuff. It’s great piece of software and helps me solve problems everyday. Yesterday I had to use a postinstall script and hit a problem.

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PHP developers - wake up!

posted in PHP on 2013-01-16   code time things framework don t good modules writing people big

PHP is one of the most popular back-end solutions available. However, I think that there is something wrong with the way we are using it. It is really popular to use some giant framework, with a lot of features. Generally, I'm not a big fan of this approach. Even if the framework is well documented and has big community it still adds some restrictions and complexity. Many people are trying to build the perfect framework, which covers as many cases as possible, but the true is that it is not possible. In this article I'll present you my vision about PHP programming and I will be very happy if you share yours.

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The Dependency Inversion Principle

posted in Architecture on 2012-01-24   depend abstractions dependency inversion principle abstractions b abstractions low level modules high level modules higher level components inversion principle relates abstractions read details details

The Dependency Inversion Principle relates to the stability and reusability of higher-level components within an application. The principle states:_A. High-level modules should not depend on low-level modules. Both should depend on abstractions.B. Abstractions should not depend upon details. Details should depend upon abstractions._Read more here.

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The Open-Closed Principle

posted in Architecture on 2011-12-18   principle classes modules functions entities classes modules software entities classes called open closed robert c martin great article modification extension

That's a great article by Robert C. Martin. It's one of those articles that really may change something in your programming. The principle is called Open-Closed and it says:_SOFTWARE ENTITIES (CLASSES, MODULES, FUNCTIONS, ETC.) SHOULD BE OPEN FOR EXTENSION, BUT CLOSED FOR MODIFICATION._More about that here.

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