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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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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


We have just seen a lot of new knowledge together. If you understand it, you can be sure that you are already a better developer than you were in the previous chapter.

Knowing the SOLID principles is a real asset in the professional world and in industrial-quality projects. Even if each case is different and each project has its specificities, these principles have the advantage of being applicable almost everywhere, and at least of being very strongly inspired by them.

Keeping in mind the KISS, DRY, and YAGNI principles will allow you to keep your feet on the ground and not spread yourself too thin during your next developments. They emphasize thinking about the present moment to help prepare for the future, rather than thinking about the future to try to adapt to the present moment. You should definitely remember this. We don’t know the future constraints that will be imposed on us, whether technical or functional, so it makes more sense to think about how to...