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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

Technical requirements

For this chapter, you only need a bare minimum of tools to already be set up. The chances are high that you already have them installed if you have ever worked with PHP code before:

  • A local installation of a recent PHP version (PHP 8.0 or higher is recommended).
  • A code editor – often called an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Composer, either installed as binary or globally. Please check if you are not familiar with Composer yet.

Please note that for the rest of this book, all examples are based on a Linux environment such as Ubuntu or macOS. If you are using Windows for development, you will most likely need to make some adjustments, as described here:

The code files for this chapter can be found here: