Composer is an indispensable part of today’s PHP world. The usual approach to adding code quality tools to your project is by adding them to the
require-dev section of the dependencies, which works fine in many cases.
However, Composer is not the one and only way there is. Therefore, in this chapter, we introduced two more options to manage your code quality tools: by adding the
phar files manually to your project, or by utilizing Phive to manage the
You are probably eager to apply all your gained knowledge to your code now. However, relentless refactoring can do more harm than good, and clicking through all parts of your application after every change to check if anything broke will cost you a lot of time and can be very frustrating. Thus, in the next chapter, we will show you how automated testing can help you here.