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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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Book Image

Clean Code in PHP

5 (1)
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

Continuous Integration

You have learned the theory about writing clean PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) code, and you now know the necessary tools and metrics that help us to achieve and keep to high quality levels. However, what is still missing is the integration of all these technologies into a workflow that facilitates your daily work.

In the following pages, we will elaborate on continuous integration (CI) and learn by example how to set up a simple but effective automated workflow.

Furthermore, we will show you how to set up a selection of code quality tools locally in a way that they support you the most, without having to manually run them. Additionally, we will tell you some best practices about how to add these workflows to an existing project.

The main topics we will cover are listed here:

  • Why you need CI
  • The build pipeline
  • Building a pipeline with GitHub Actions
  • Your local pipeline—Git hooks
  • Excursion—Adding CI to existing...