We all know how software libraries, packages, modules have made life easier for developers who build software applications and cannot be bothered with what is under the hood. Guess what: chances are getting your hands dirty can help you learn to be a better software engineer and developer. Coding school websites do not teach developers how to pack their code into libraries and manage their own libraries’ user base. It is through building libraries, RTFM and self-exploration that we learn much more.
This was presented at the PHP Conference Asia on 22 Sep 2015 at the National University of Singapore Society Kent Ridge Guild House.