Lambda. It’s enough to strike fear into those of us that haven’t studied Mathematics in longer than we have studied it (oh er!). And seems to also, cause a distinct longing in those not-so-patiently, if reddit/r/halflife is to be believed, clinging on to hope for Half Life 3. Luckily for you I’m not going to dwell […]Read more "Python : Ta-lamb-da – Using Lambdas"
Having worked with a number of APIs and lathered myself in some rather frightening SOAP I’m a big advocate when it comes to well designed RESTful APIs. Think of SOAP like a whole slab of caramel slice, and you have a fork. It looks delicious. You have the right implement. However it isn’t long before […]Read more "Has anybody seen my RAML? A handy tool for API Design"
Python 3, unit testing, mock_opens, and when you get caught out by a peculiar omission. Recently I’ve been working a lot with Python, and have come across a strange omission that’s rather easily solved. Python, as you probably know, has a really great unit testing framework embedded in the core distribution – a beautiful idea if there ever […]Read more "Python :: Unit testing, mock opens and iteration"
In my employment I get the opportunity to play with a number of APIs, with the intention of creating internal tools to streamline procedures. This opportunity is beneficial in two respects – firstly I get experience and exposure with a vast number of designs – from SOAP to REST, secondly my colleagues get a useful […]Read more "API :: Rest and Pagination in PHP (Zendesk)"
There are times in your life that you will adore the non-standard elements of a platform, the unique parts that make it special. Repetitively banging your head off the closest wooden counter wondering who in there right mind would be such a total arsecasket. There are times when you will be steadily, repetitively banging your […]Read more "PHP :: New Lines – history, detection and usage"
The phrase is synonymous with criticism, and concern Peer review. The phrase is synonymous with criticism, and concern – and this can quickly manifest from questioning oneself to a distaste, verging on anger for the reviewer – especially in the fresh eyed, bushy tailed, junior developer. While studying we associate reviews with our lecturers, our tutors, and […]Read more "The importance of peer review. Overcoming the fear."