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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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Book Image

Clean Code in PHP

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By: Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois

Overview of this book

PHP is a beginner-friendly language, but also one that is rife with complaints of bad code,;yet no clean code books are specific to PHP. Enter Clean Code in PHP. This book is a one-stop guide to learning the theory and best practices of clean code specific to real-world PHP app development environments. This PHP book is cleanly split to help you navigate through coding practices and theories to understand and adopt the nuances of the clean code paradigm. In addition to covering best practices, tooling for code quality, and PHP design patterns, this book also presents tips and techniques for working on large-scale PHP apps with a team and writing effective documentation for your PHP projects. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to write human-friendly PHP code, which will fuel your PHP career growth and set you apart from the competition.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1 – Introducing Clean Code
Part 2 – Maintaining Code Quality

Code Quality Metrics

Wouldn’t it be great if we could measure the quality of our software? Software developers often want to improve their software again and again – but maybe it is already “good enough.” How do we know when it reaches a good state?

Software quality metrics were introduced by smart people in the early days of programming. In the 1970s, they thought about this topic and produced the ideas that are still in use today. Of course, we want to benefit from this knowledge and apply it to our own projects.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Introducing code quality metrics
  • Gathering metrics in PHP
  • The pros and cons of using metrics