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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

Optimizing Your Time and Separating Responsibilities

It’s time for a little practice after all that theory! We’ve already seen a lot together: advanced principles on clean code, how to choose the right external libraries for your applications, and how to take advantage of the latest patches of these libraries while not risking making your project explode in mid-air. But we should not forget that there is the word “code” in “clean code” (obviously). In this chapter, we will therefore concentrate a little more on the source code of your application and see the following points:

  • Naming conventions and organization of files and folders
  • Why is it important to separate responsibilities to respect the “S” of the SOLID principles? What does it bring to you?
  • We’ll discover an elegant way to manage responsibility separation with an event system
  • And we’ll finish with some polymorphism—namely, abstract...