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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

A word about semantic versioning

Speaking of updates, let’s talk about versioning and—especially—semantic versioning. If the external library you want to use follows the rules of semantic versioning, this could have an incredibly positive and reassuring impact on your developments and updates. Let’s take a look at what this means exactly.

What is semantic versioning?

Versioning is simply putting a number on a version of the source code. We are all familiar with versions such as 1.0, 1.5.0, 2.0.0, and so on. The semantic versioning adds a semantic—that is to say, precise meaning to each of these numbers. Let’s take version 2.3.15 as an example. Here is how semantic versioning breaks down this version number:

  • The “2” indicates a major version. A major version can introduce new features, bug fixes, and—most importantly—changes that break backward compatibility. This last point is the most important. Indeed...