Modulating the Modulo

28 11 2015

Flickr: by by Toño Garces


A recent article contrasting PHP with Ruby, denigrates making comparisons of one language with others, dismissing such efforts as worthless save for being a clickbait strategy. Yet, sometimes the best way to understand the familiar requires venturing out and exploring something new. If one only knows PHP, a developer may still write quality code. But, learning about C, JavaScript and Python, all of which have influenced PHP, may enhance one’s appreciation for its nuances.And, let’s not forget the other “P” in the pod, Perl, which had a pivotal bearing on PHP’s early development. Speaking of Perl, its creator Larry Wall drew inspiration from UNIX. Of particular interest, that operating system’s (OS) Bourne Shell has an open-sourced cousin bash (the “Bourne Again Shell”), knowledge of which may also enhance one’s appreciation for PHP. Read the rest of this entry »

One Way or Another!

27 09 2014

flickr: by Wiertz Sébastien


I recently dusted off an old tome among my PHP books, Read the rest of this entry »

Networking Trivia

5 03 2014

flickr: by estebanvillano

In today’s post, I’d like to share some basic networking minutiae mostly from a Linux perspective as if it were a quiz. But, I’ll do one better, and share the results of all my Goog-ooling. Read the rest of this entry »

Integers and Relativity in PHP

12 03 2013

What is universally true about integers in PHP is that they constitute whole numbers and their representations include a range of formats, such as hexadecimal, decimal, octal and even binary since PHP5.4. Surprisingly, Read the rest of this entry »

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