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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
Book Image

Clean Code in PHP

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

Managing phar files using Phive

In the previous section, we learned about using phar files instead of using Composer to install our code quality tools. This approach works fine, but it does require some extra work in case you want to update them.

Phive is a tool that takes over that extra work. Let us install it right away.

Naturally, Phive itself can be downloaded as phar, too. The following commands will download it under the name phive and make it executable:

$ wget -O phive
$ chmod +x phive

Please note that this installation method is not very secure. Check the tool’s website ( to learn how to install it securely and how to make it globally available.

For demonstration purposes, the simple download works just fine. Once the file is downloaded and made executable, you can directly start using Phive to install the first tools. Let us use phploc, which we introduced in...