I'm working through the book "Head First Python" (it's my language to learn this year) and I got to a section where they argue about two code techniques: Defensive coding vs Exception handling. Here ...
Lately, I've been working a lot in PHP and specifically within the WordPress framework. I'm noticing a lot of code in the form of: if ( 1 == $options['postlink'] ) Where I would have expected to ...
Could Designing by Contract (DbC) be a way to program defensively? Is one way of programming better in some cases than the other?
When creating a library, must I ensure that the private methods must work as expected when called not by other methods of the same class, but by another library through reflection? For example, if a ...