It all began with a new gig and an amazingly horrific codebase. I began tweeting the most unbelievable, most frustrating snippets I could find. After quite a few of those tweets, Chris Hartjes replied with, “Looking at your tweets I cannot even fathom what your job is. CSI:PHP?” A concept was born.
Twitter’s 140 characters are rarely enough to share the horrors of bad code, and I don’t want to give short shrift to the nefarious and misguided scripts that I’ve found. Behold the CSI: PHP blog, where I investigate criminally bad codebases and share the evidence with you, my fellow developers.
Disclaimer: Any code that might reveal the author’s identity or the author’s employer have been sanitized. I’ve written plenty of horrific code myself, and will be including code snippets from my own projects along the way.