ActiveRecord (and Rails) Considered Harmful – Literate Programming: If you’ll notice, I basically have said that models are a problem. Controllers are a problem. Views are a problem. MVC has served the web well, even if it isn’t the GUI style MVC that named the pattern. But I think we’re reaching its limits; the impedance… Continue reading More on pattern mismatches (MVC etc.)
Switchback interviews Ned Overend: Next it starts to rain forty-five minutes into it, it turns to freezing rain, the mud is splashing up into my face, I’m still trying to stick with these guys that are chasing all the while my body temperature is dropping. Then I’m miserable, I start to get hypothermic and then… Continue reading Overend in Switchback Issue 01, Rusch in 02
Your Rails Application is Missing a Domain Controller: When an application has multiple Domain Controllers I place them in a dedicated directory under app called services to keep them separate from the Model entities in app/models. This helps communicate that Rails Action Controllers should delegate to the Domain Controllers, not directly to Model Entities. The… Continue reading Your Rails Application is Missing a Domain Controller
Ohm looks interesting. On my short list to dive into next week.
The art/craft/commodity continuum: When we create an item for another person, we have to consider whether that person is looking for art, craft, or commodity. We may wish to always be creating art. Or craft. But sometimes our customers want commodity. Not only is commodity cheaper but it’s what they prefer. [Well said. I live… Continue reading The art/craft/commodity continuum
Redis in the NoSQL ecosystem – Blog : Siyelo: All these different options place Redis in the NoSQL ecosystem somewhere between simple caching systems like memcache and feature-heavy document databases like MongoDB and CouchDB. The question is: when do you pick Redis over other NoSQL systems? [I wouldn’t limit my thinking to the use cases… Continue reading Redis in the NoSQL ecosystem – Blog : Siyelo
Mallory Myths – Gear Timezone: Their layers of wool, silk and cotton was lighter than modern clothing and extremely comfortable to wear Mallory’s boot was the lightest ever used on Everest. The 1924 Everesters were lightweight specialists who understood their clothing better than most modern climbers The complete set of garments was field tested on… Continue reading Mallory Myths – Gear Timezone