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This might sound heavy handed and radical but it’s widely accepted, particularly among the testing community that statics are evil. Specifically I’m referring to static properties and methods, with exception to self for late static binding and parent used in inheritance.

At first glance, statics are a convenience but as your code base grows, and especially if you try to write unit tests around your code, the convenience turns into pain. Why?
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Java impressions

posted 2006 // code, java // 0

This was meant to be a lengthy comparison of the stumbling blocks I found learning Java having come from PHP. However learning Java is currently on the back burner so I thought I’d post what I have anyway. Read the rest of this entry »