Archive for March, 2010

Thanks to Pierrick, some new minor fixes and enhancements have been added to the PHP autoloadManager.
You may find the updated version on github :
Documentation has been updated also (Please take a look at the README file).

Yesterday, the Confoo conference held in Montreal ended. I had the chance to assist to the three days of the conference.

The presentation slides are available here : or you can view some of them on Anis blog.
Thanks to a very good organization, this conference was a real blast. All went very smoothly.
I can’t wait for [...]

So, again I will talk about Singleton and why you should be carefull with them. Everytime I think or discuss singleton the following things come in to my mind :
- Global State;
- Hard to test (refer to unit test post);
- Singletonite (I see Singletons everywhere);
- Violating the Single Responsibility Rule.
I could spent a few pages [...]

Who am I?

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

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

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.

  • dipan: Hi Bashar It's really awesome that you wrote this code. IT'll save tones of time of all developer. [...]
  • Bashar: Glad that you liked it ! [...]
  • Angel S. Moreno: well, there goes wasting a couple of hours of development and a couple of days of testing. I owe you [...]
  • Bashar: Thats right, the setSaveFile create a files containing an associative array of classname => filen [...]
  • Loggy: Jim's clarification in particular was pretty useful although I did have to dig down into the tree to [...]