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Welcome to Tony Marston's Web Site



Here are some general articles which you may find useful:

Date Amended
1 Component Design - Large and Complex vs. Small and Simple
2 What is/is not considered to be good OO programming 25th November 2004
3 Technical Keys - Their Uses and Abuses 13th March 2021
4 The Relational Data Model, Normalisation and effective Database Design 2nd March 2021
5 Design Patterns - a personal perspective 21st October 2012
6 In the world of OOP am I Hero or Heretic?
7 Object-Oriented Programming for Heretics 12th November 2023
8 Development Standards - Limitation or Inspiration? 4th September 2006
9 Breaking Backwards Compatibility is EVIL 27th January 2006
10 Case Sensitive Software is EVIL 5th August 2006
11 Are you a Code Monkey? 27th Aril 2022
12 Design Patterns are dead! Long live Transaction Patterns! 10th April 2007
13 What are Transaction Patterns? 18th October 2006
14 Software Patents are EVIL
15 Stored Procedures are EVIL
16 What is Object Oriented Programming (OOP)? 4th February 2023
17 Object Relational Mappers are EVIL
18 Web Site vs Web Application
19 Dependency Injection is EVIL 13th March 2023
20 Not-so-SOLID OO Principles 8th June 2020
21 The Case Against Intelligent Databases 10th January 2012
22 What is a Framework? 1st January 2023
23 An end-to-end eCommerce solution requires more than a fancy website
24 Database Design - are you Novice, Ninja or Nincompoop? 13th March 2021
25 What is the 3-Tier Architecture? 28th April 2020
26 Why you should build your web application back-to-front
27 Not the three greatest paragraphs ever written on encapsulation 21st February 2015
28 Table Oriented Programming (TOP) 5th September 2013
29 4 Reasons Why All PHP Frameworks Suck - Except RADICORE
30 A minimalist approach to Object Oriented Programming with PHP 1st November 2022
31 Please do not break our language 2nd March 2021
32 Your code is crap! 9th December 2023
33 Using object composition for "has-a" relationships is not such a good idea 2nd December 2023
34 OO Design is incompatible with Database Design 4th February 2023
35 How NOT to Validate Data
36 Object Oriented Database Programming 5th March 2017
37 Let's Make It More Complicated Than It Really Is Just To Prove How Clever We Are
38 On not using the "right" standards 10th January 2021
39 DB or not DB, that is the question 1st September 2017
40 What is the difference between Procedural and OO programming? 1st November 2022
41 The difference between an interface and an abstract class 16th April 2022
42 Is PHP too verbose? 1st September 2020
43 Echo chambers for outdated ideas
44 Levels of use
45 Singletons are NOT evil
46 Having a separate class for each database table IS good OO 2nd December 2023
47 On being banned from the php.internals newsgroup
48 Why I don't do Domain Driven Design 16th May 2021
49 The concept is OK but your implementation is not
50 Your rules are RUBBISH! 10th January 2021
51 BC break in 7.2 caused by undocumented and unauthorised change
52 Blockchain for Blockheads
53 Re: Objects should be constructed in one go 23rd July 2018
54 Re: What's so great about OOP?
55 Anatomy of an Enterprise Application
56 The Template Method Pattern as a Framework
57 To There and Back - but still in the wrong place
58 Re: Exceptions and talking back to the user
59 Are you achieving the aims of OOP? 9th December 2023
60 Changing fundamental language behaviors
61 Response to personal attack on reddit.com 4th June 2020
62 RE: Improving PHP's Object Ergonomics 10th January 2021
63 Pop Quiz on OOP 4th February 2023
64 RE: The purpose of inheritance is code reuse
65 Fat Model, Skinny Controller
66 How to decouple business logic from UI logic
67 From Oop to Poop, from Excellent to Excrement 4th January 2024
68 The meaning of "abstraction" 18th October 2023
69 The database is NOT just an implementation detail
70 The PHP core developers are lazy, incompetent idiots 9th March 2023
71 Active Record: Getting it Right
72 Is there a case for adding namespaces to PHP core?
73 The case against static typing in PHP 14th July 2023
74 RE: Why PHP is not suitable for enterprise grade web applications
75 The case against function overloading in PHP
76 How to Produce a Rich Domain Model with Active Record
77 Getters and Setters are EVIL
78 Object Interfaces are EVIL
79 Object Associations are EVIL

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