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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

Why you need CI

Writing software is a time-consuming and thus costly process. If you develop software for fun, it will “only” cost you your leisure time. If you work for a company (be it as a contractor or full-time employee), the time is even more valuable, as you get paid for it. As a matter of fact, companies want to reduce costs, and thus they do not want to spend more money on a feature than necessary.

A big part of our daily work is to fix defects. Delivering bug-free software is something that probably all developers would like to achieve. We do not make mistakes deliberately, yet they will always happen. There are ways, however, to reduce the costs of bugs.

The costs of a bug

A bug is considerably costly because it adds no value to the product. Therefore, we aim to catch these bugs as early as possible—the earlier we catch them, the fewer costs they will cause. The following screenshot visualizes how the costs to fix a bug increase significantly...