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Effective Data Typing

By Chris Tankersley

In our documentation at work, there are a few places where we list things as strings but look suspiciously like Boolean values. This realization sparked a discussion at work around data types, but not the one most developers tend to have. This discussion was not about strict versus dynamic typing, but more about what kind of data should something be.

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

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