Monthly Archives: August 2011

Defining a RESTful Framework

Web application frameworks have varying support for the concepts behind Representational State Transfer (REST). Most web application frameworks, if not all, allow you to create “fully” RESTful web applications. However, there does not seem to be a focus on explicitly applying RESTful principles. So, here are the key concepts that I’d like to see addressed: [...]

The Case For Rapid Release Cycles

There has been some discussion recently on the Zend Framework mailing list around release cycles. I proposed a release cycle of six months for major versions (someone else suggested eighteen months, which may be more reasonable for a framework). Rapid releases allow one to accelerate the cycle of building, measuring, and learning. Gathering data from [...]

Propose a Session for Vermont Code Camp 2011

Vermont is a beautiful place to visit—especially in the fall! We’re looking for Vermonters and non-Vermonters alike to speak at this year’s Vermont Code Camp. Vermont Code Camp is organized entirely by community volunteers, with the help of our great sponsors (we’re still accepting sponsorships, too). Vermont Code Camp is a polyglot event. We’re looking [...]

CouchDB and Domain-Driven Design

I’ve found CouchDB to be a great fit for domain-driven design (DDD). Specifically, CouchDB fits very well with the building block patterns and practices found within DDD. Two of these building blocks include Entities and Value Objects. Entities are objects defined by a thread of continuity and identity. A Value Object “is an object that [...]