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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

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