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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

IDE extensions

The tools we looked at so far share something in common: they need to be applied to our code after we have written it. Of course, this is much better than nothing, but wouldn’t it be great if the tools gave us their feedback immediately at the time that we wrote the code?

That is what many other developers thought as well, so they created extensions for the most popular IDEs, which are currently Visual Studio Code (VS Code) and PhpStorm:

  • PhpStorm is an established, commercial IDE from JetBrains with several PHP-specific tools, checks, and built-in integrations for many of the code quality tools we discussed in this chapter. There are many useful extensions available for it as well. You can try it out for 30 days for free.
  • VS Code is a highly flexible code editor from Microsoft with tons of third-party (partly commercial) extensions that can turn these tools into an IDE for virtually every relevant programming language today. Because the code editor...