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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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Book Image

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


Writing clean code is not only knowing how to do it yourself but also about making sure that other developers will follow this path too. To be able to do this, they need to know the rules that apply to the project.

In this chapter, we discussed how to create documentation that can help you to achieve this goal. We discussed best practices for manually writing documentation, as well as creating informative and at the same time maintainable diagrams. Lastly, we introduced ways to generate documentation from the code and elaborated on the pros and cons of inline documentation.

Congratulations! You made it to the end of this book. We hope you enjoyed reading it and are now fully motivated to write clean code.

You will probably not succeed with it right away. Strengthening your coding skills is a process that can be frustrating and sometimes even hard to do when working on a commercial project. Try to be patient, and over time you will get better and better.