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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

PHP as an ecosystem

This can be seen in several things that we can list together, as follows:

  • PHP is, still in the early 2020s, the most used server-side language for web application development. When you know the predominant (not to say overwhelming) place of web applications in our everyday use, this is a genuinely nice award!
  • The language continues to evolve very strongly, especially in recent years. It went through a slump during the development of PHP 6 (which was never released) before experiencing a real explosion of its popularity starting with version 7. Version 7 defined the foundation of the future of PHP with highly demanded features such as strong typing, as well as incredible performance and speed improvement. Benchmarks comparing PHP 5 and 7 were just crazy when they first came out. Developments continue strongly, with new features being proposed very regularly.
  • PHP has an exceptional dependency manager named Composer. Simple, open source, and devilishly...