Code Quality Tools
In the previous parts of this book, we learned the basics of clean code. Now, it is time to apply that knowledge to our everyday work. There are literally dozens of tools available for the PHP ecosystem that can help us detect flaws and potential bugs, apply the correct code styling, and generally inform us about quality issues.
To ensure a quick and easy start within the world of code quality tools, this section will introduce you to the most commonly used ones. For each, you will learn how to install, configure, and use it directly on your code. You will also learn about some useful extra features they provide.
We will look at the following groups of tools:
- Syntax checking and code styling
- Static code analysis
- IDE extensions