php | tek 2008

Well, I’ve made it to PHP|tek in Chicago. I flew in last night, had a beer with Jason and then used the WiFi in the lobby to spin up an extra large EC2 instance (via RightScale) to do some benchmarks for one of my talks. I’m using the t...

The Endpoints of the Scale of Stupidity on Video Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

A quote from Cal Henderson (via simonwillison) presents a "Web Application Scale of Stupidity:"

| OGF (One Giant Function) ---- Sanity ---- OOP (Object Oriented Programming) |

The scale that Cal is talking about is actually better known as modularity:


| Few large modules ---- Sanity? ---- Many Small Modules |

If you haven't listened to Alan Kay talk about the benefits of many small modules, you should do so now. Alan Kay coined the term Object Oriented. Love OO or hate OO, if you have an opinion on it, you should know what he was thinking. Hint, it wasn't C++.

On the other end of the scale, One Giant Function is generally known as Big ball of Mud(PDF) Here is Brian Foote's presentation on the paper (read the paper first).


Read more at: http://www.procata.com/blog/archives/2007/11/02/the-endpoints-of-the-scale-of-stupidity-on-video/.
 
< Prev   Next >