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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

Excursion – Adding CI to existing software

If you work in a company, you will not always start on the green—that is, build a new project from the ground up. In fact, most likely it will be the opposite: when you join a company, you will be added to a team that has been working on one or more projects for a long time already.

You probably came across the terms legacy software or legacy system already. In our context, they describe software that has existed for a long time and is still in use in business-critical processes. It does not meet modern development standards anymore, so it cannot be easily updated or changed. Over time, it becomes so brittle and hard to maintain that no developer wants to touch it anymore. What makes it even worse is the fact that because the system grew over a longer time, it has so much functionality that no stakeholder (that is, the users) would like to miss it. So, replacing a legacy system is not that easy.

Not surprisingly, legacy...