Author Archives: mhitza

What do you want with the access logs?

A question I was asked today in a very serious tone… Even though the company endorse open source software, it still has a few applications that where initially developed using Microsoft technologies and while none of the teams (open source, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Data by Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher

While reading the title you may think of something along the lines of “Data structures in C” with a twist, I have to note that this book is a completely different beast. The book is a collection of stories from … Continue reading

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SQL Pocket Guide by Jonathan Gennick

As the third book I am reviewing in a row through the O’Reilly bloggers program I chose one from a series of books I never actually had the chance to read before; pocket reference/guides. As you might conclude as well … Continue reading

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HTML5 – Up and running by Mark Pilgrim

Or as I would rather call the book HTML5 – Up and running away from the madness. Seriously, if one thing this book taught me; and taught me well is the fact that frontend web development is a mess (no … Continue reading

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Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

Amusing, captivating, inspiring and motivational – those would be the words I’d use to describe the book for anyone asking. The book is so well rounded that I couldn’t complain of any of it’s chapters. While I skimmed the chapters: … Continue reading

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The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in .Net

The Art of Unit Testing: With Examples in .Net by Roy Osherove is a great book I’ve read a couple of weeks ago, and of which I would like to write a few words. Before we start I should state … Continue reading

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MVC is a lie…

…especially in the context of web frameworks. If we think about if for a moment, we can all agree that almost every web framework uses the MVC concept, everybody advocates it, but few people actually grasp the true meaning of … Continue reading

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Prototype based object oriented programming in PHP

The other day I’ve found this interestingly controversial submission on reddit and I must admit that after taking a quick look at the code, I ran of for some eye bleach to erase that image from my mind. While I … Continue reading

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High Performance JavaScript: Build Faster Web Application Interfaces

While many people praise Douglas Crockford’s (a.k.a. Javascripts adoptive parent) JavaScript: The Good Parts on a daily basis, some without even having read the book, I think that the book I am about to review is more adequate to many … Continue reading

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HTTP: The Definitive Guide

Early this week the book HTTP: The Definitive Guide has finally arrived. I’ve put on hold all my side projects and gave it a read, and have written this post to share my opinion about it.

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