Some Problem(s) With Implicit Code: “options.change && options.change()”


I started a small … umm… argument via twitter (imagine that) about code readability a while back. It all started with this tweet: #ProTip your job is not typing. code should communicate intent to other humans, not save keystrokes for compilers. — Derick Bailey (@derickbailey) July 2, 2015 Shortly after, I received this response: […]

The RabbitMQ Patterns For Applications Email Course And Ebook


Since the release of my RabbitMQ For Developers bundle, I have been continuing the work of producing even more material for it! I want to help you get up and running quickly, and make sure you are using RabbitMQ effectively from the beginning. With that in mind, I’ve produce another short ebook and also made […]

Should I Patch Built-In Objects / Prototypes? (Hint: NO!)


A question was asked via twitter: @derickbailey @rauschma What do you think about adding methods on built-in prototypes (e.g. String.prototype)? — Boris Kozorovitzky (@zbzzn) June 30, 2015 So, I built a simple flow chart to answer the question (created w/ All joking aside, there’s only 1 situation where you should patch a built in object […]

I’ll Let My Code Fail, and Still Succeed With Message Queues


In my upcoming book on RabbitMQ Layout (part of the RabbitMQ For Developers bundle, to be released on June 15th), I tell a story about a system that uses an analytics service. In this system, the analytics service isn’t reliable so the developers make a backup of all the events in a local database.   […]

Processing Unordered Array Items In Order, Using Brute Force

I recently had the opportunity to interview Aria Stewart – a developer at PayPal. The interview was for my RabbitMQ For Developers package (coming soon!) and centered around designing for failure. At one point in the conversation, we were talking about the problem of ordered messages and vector clocks and I mentioned a problem I […]