Let’s dust off the toolbox

Recently at the office I organized a viewing of Rafael Dohms’ talk on object calisthenics and code quality. The entire dev floor was invited. The talk and its concepts were generally well-received by our PHP devs. Our data analysis lead, however, was quick to point out that “this has been around in other languages for so long. It’s not a new concept. Why can’t we look beyond this?”
It really got me thinking: how inspired are we as a community? We have a huge amount of active user groups, conferences, and other opportunities to learn and share knowledge. There’s a lot of support, mentors aplenty, open source libraries to contribute to. It’s an easy community to fall in love with and, in turn, nestle into. But what happens when we get too comfortable?
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