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Clean Code in PHP

By : Carsten Windler, Alexandre Daubois
Book Image

Clean Code in PHP

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


In this chapter, we learned about state-of-the-art tools to assist you in creating high-quality PHP code. They will help you spot issues early in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which saves you vast amounts of time. The PHP community is still vivid and very productive, and we were not able to cover all the fantastic software that exists out there in this book. However, with the tools we introduced in this chapter, you are now well equipped for your journey towards clean code.

In the next chapter, you will learn about how to evaluate code quality by using the established metrics and, of course, the necessary tools to gather them. See you there!