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Title:
Deploying straight to Production: A Scientist approach with Experiments
Summary:
Deploying directly to production and testing in live can be scary, especially when your business can’t afford to lose any of
its traffic; but having a staging environment isn’t always an option, and with the right approach, the risks of deploying
straight to production can be mitigated.
Title:
Aspects of Love
SubTitle:
Go Deep into the Rabbit Hole and Enter a Wonderland of Possibilities with Aspect Oriented Programming
Summary:
Aspect Oriented Programming (or AOP) is a programming paradigm that allows objects to be built containing just the business
logic of an application, with cross-cutting concerns such as logging, caching or transaction management maintained
independently. Sometimes referred to as the Interceptor Pattern, these cross-cutting aspects are applied to the application
code automagically only at run time.
It sounds like a wonderful concept, but there are drawbacks and dangers as well. For those willing to accept those risks in
their code, AOP can open up a whole new wonderland of possibilities, but for many it’s a form of magic.
There are developers that dislike any form of “magic” in their code, for whom even PHP’s built-in magic methods like __get and
__set() are anathema, and for whom closure binding is a forbidden alchemy: the dark voodoo of AOP is certainly not something
for them. But for those who are prepared to embrace its sorcery, AOP is the route to a wonderland of new possibilities.
So shall we enter the rabbit hole and see what lies within?
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