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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
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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

The version 8 revolution

As we have seen, PHP has experienced exceptional momentum in its evolution for the last few years. While we thought that version 7 was a real rebirth of the language, version 8 proved that it was only the beginning. Here are the main new features that will help you write clear and concise code, and that will help you to push even further the principles of clean code that we have seen throughout these chapters.

Match syntax

The match syntax is the condensed version of the classic switch/case. It should not be used everywhere because it can quickly become unreadable. However, if you choose the places where you use it sparingly, your code can become much clearer in an instant. Here is an example of the match syntax:

$foo = match($var) {
    ‹value 1› => Bar::myMethod1(),
    ‹value 2› => Bar::myMethod2(),

It works the same way as switch. However, note the difference in the...