A Detailed Guide to Abstraction in Software with Examples

We speak about abstraction all the time, as software developers, and yet its meaning can be pretty confusing. Could you explain clearly what means abstraction, if you needed to? This article will explain in depth what abstraction stands for, if we should abstract everything and, if not, what should be abstracted.

Global Variables and States: Why So Much Hate?

Global variables are common pitfalls many developers fall into. Indeed, difficult to scale and maintain an application crippled with globals. Why is that? Isn't it convenient to be able to access variables and their values everywhere? The global state problem is only part of a bigger one, namely leaking states and the lack of encapsulation.

PHP Code Quality Tools to Check and Improve your Code

Oh no! You're working on an application which is as messy as your flat! You don't understand anything, every bug takes weeks to fix. You need to improve the quality of your PHP code... but how? What tool to use? A hoover? Don't worry, dear reader, I have some answers for you.