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Once upon a time there was a game for the GBA by the name of Hello Kitty Collection: Miracle Fashion Maker. It was a cutesy game based on the famous Sanrio Hello Kitty franchise, developed by Access. But hidden beneath the surface of the seemingly innocuous title was an insidious problem.
This is the first part of a blog series where I examine programming concepts from a scientific perspective. In this part I dig up every study relating to function length I could find, fill in some gaps with original research, and examine what we can learn.
API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface which defines interactions between multiple software architecture layers. Programmers carry out complex tasks easily using APIs in software development. Without APIs, a programmer's life would have been miserable with no proper(security, for example) access to data, knowing unnecessary low level details etc.
Postel's law is most appropriate when you're trying to optimize for robust interoperability of many disparate systems which aren't under singular control. You need to acknowledge that you may be trading initial adoption and robustness for long-term tolerance and even baking-in of inconsistent or even buggy behaviors, however.
If you’re working with a layered-architecture application that’s gotten too complex to scale, you don’t have to scrap it and start over. On Wed., September 9, Headspring Chief Architect Jimmy Bogard will show us how to take advantage of the encapsulation vertical slice provides in order to safely and steadily refactor a tangled app. Sign up and you’ll receive the full recording after!