Archive for May, 2009

PHP Code Comparator is a command line script allowing to compare different versions of a library, framework or package. It will detect code changes in terms of class existence or method definitions. If you ever wanted to have a way to quickly identify what classes have been altered or methods have been changed between two […]

The Ultimate Coder Battle


25 May 2009

I recently heard about a funny contest handled by Microsft. The concept is really fun, and so is their web site (Check the video!). Here is a short description of the contest. Microsoft presents the Ultimate Battle: It’s a knock-down, drag-em-out battle between professional and student developers! And it’s your big chance to show the […]

WolframAlpha is a computational knowledge engine created by Stephen Wolfram It basically generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base (composed of many trillions of elements), instead of searching the web and returning links.  I spent some time testing it and I gotta say it is awesome. So, no it isn’t gonna […]

Some people just like to write as few line of codes as possible. Well, PHP can be tricky sometimes.. For instance, be carefull when declaring a variable and passing it as a parameter to a function or to a method at the same time. If that parameter is supposed to be passed by reference, you […]

I have decided to write a serie of posts around the Singleton design pattern. This first one will discuss the uniqueness aspect of a Singleton. What is a Singleton again ? In software engineering, the singleton pattern is a design pattern that is used to restrict instantiation of a class to one object. (Wikipedia) Here […]

A few weeks ago, I made a post about a very interesting video made by Miško Hevery intituled “The Clean Code Talks – Don’t Look For Things!”. Today, I discovered that there is a PDF summarizing the important principles, with actually some very detailled examples also. I really highly suggest to any programmer interested by […]

A friend and I have been working on different projects together. We recently decided to share one of our script to the open source community. The name of the tool is the Autoload Manager. The AutoLoad Manager is a generic autoloader that can be used with any PHP framework or library. Using the PHP tokenizer […]

Who am I?

My name is Bashar Al-Fallouji, I work as a Enterprise Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

I am particularly interested in Cloud Computing, Web applications, Open Source Development, Software Engineering, Information Architecture, Unit Testing, XP/Agile development.

On this blog, you will find mostly technical articles and thoughts around PHP, OOP, OOD, Unit Testing, etc. I am also sharing a few open source tools and scripts.

  • Trinzia: Well done, my friend! [...]
  • vivek raj: Hello Bashar, It's really good that you wrote this code. but I'm confused some part. can you suppor [...]
  • irfan: I saw watch your youtube talk on clean and testable code. By the way very good talk. I was wondering [...]
  • Mohamed: Hello bashar, I hope you are doing well. Thank you for your hard work, and thank you for sharing [...]
  • alex davila: Hi Bashar is there any pick up example?? Regards Alex Davila [...]