The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Your Code

By Bryce Embry

When I made the transition from hobbyist to professional programmer, I discovered it isn’t enough for my code to work; it also has to be easy to maintain. At first, I wasn’t sure how to make it happen. Then, when I read Robert Martin’s book *Clean Code*, I discovered good code is written with people in mind, follows a consistent format, has short functions, uses meaningful names, and avoids comments. Applying these principles has dramatically improved my code and can change your life as well.

This article was originally published in the May 2018 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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