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Anthony Ferrara
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About building my 8-bit computer

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Building an 8-bit Computer
I have been building a computer. Not assembling components, but actually designing and wiring it from scratch onto prototyping breadboards. I've decided to start writing about the project here on my blog. I have no idea how many posts this will wind up bein...

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My latest blog post, about trust and its role in security

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Trust
Stop and take a moment to think about how much trust is required to live your everyday life. Every single aspect of your life is built up on layer after layer of trust, itâ<80><99>s nothing short of staggering. Different aspects of life will contain differe...

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All About Middleware
Last week, a proposal to standardize middleware for PSR-7 was introduced to the PHP-FIG. The general concept of middleware is not a new one, and has been in use in the PHP world for many years. Several people have raised significant concerns with the propos...

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Simple, Easy, Risk and Change
I've been thinking a lot about change lately. Things finally resonated to me after listening to Uncle Bob Martin on No Capes . He made an amazingly interesting point about change and different methods for minimizing the risk over time of change. I want to s...

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Prefix Trees and Parsers
In my last post, Tries and Lexers , I talked about an experiment I was doing related to parsing of JavaScript code. By the end of the post I had shifted to wanting to build a HTTP router using the techniques that I learned. Let's continue where we left off....

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Tries and Lexers
Lately I have been playing around with a few experimental projects. The current one started when I tried to make a templating engine. Not just an ordinary one, but one that understood the context of a variable so it could encode/escape it properly. Imagine ...
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