Now I’m learning IP.Board. Trying to.

Work | Dec. 1, 2008

Unless I’m reading it wrong, IP.Board seems to be an odd mix of over-abstracted PHP objects mixed with simplistic late-90s web design. Where else are you going to load an object of class APIs so you can then instantiate another object and use one of its class methods just to add a <td> tag to your one-cell table of non-tabulated data? Especially when you should have been using a <div> in the first place?

As for IP.Board’s interaction with the database, what does $this->ipsclass->DB->build_and_exec_query( array( ... ) ) do that mysql_query() doesn’t? (Apart from confuse me?)

Their code is some of the most meticulously written, poorly-designed programming in I can recall seeing. IP.Board combines the precision and complexity of the space shuttle with all the grace of a rickety shopping cart.


One Response to “Now I’m learning IP.Board. Trying to.”

  1. Obediaday says:

    There are 5 houses in five different colors
    In each house lives a different nationality.
    These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
    No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.

    The CLUES:

    The Brit lives in the Red house.
    The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    The Dane Drinks tea.
    The Green House is on the left of the White House.
    The Green House’s owner drinks coffee.
    The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    The man in the center house drinks milk.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats
    The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
    The German smokes Prince.
    The Norwegian lives next to the Blue House.
    The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

    Who owns the fish?