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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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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

Further reading

There are more test types out there than we could cover in this chapter. If you find the world of automated testing as fascinating as the authors do, you might want to check out other test types as well, such as the following:

  • Mutation testing is about modifying the code to be tested in tiny changes (so-called mutants). If your tests can catch these mutants, they are usually well written; otherwise, they will let the mutant escape. Infection is currently the best-known tool for this test type in the PHP world (
  • Visual regression testing literally compares screenshots of the application made during tests with original screenshots to catch problems in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). While this is not directly PHP-related, it could be interesting for you if you want to keep the styling of your web project perfect. A good candidate to check is BackstopJS (
  • API testing can be considered E2E...