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Autoloading Your Code

By Chris Tankersley

Broadly speaking, autoloading is a mechanism for the loading code into your program on demand. If you look at a single request in your application, chances are it needs a different set of classes than another request. Where a “Login” action may use a controller, database class, and an authentication layer, a “Logout” action may need nothing more than the controller itself.

This article was originally published in the September 2020 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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