Posts marked with “code quality”

The Dev Lead Trenches: Reviewing Code

by · March 23, 2018

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Code reviews are one of the best ways to help a team ensure they’re writing the best code possible. In all of the jobs where we have done peer-lead code reviews, we have caught more bugs and had better discussions about code than in places or times where we just hammer code through the approval process. I know, I know; we all write beautiful, bug-free code, so why go through the hassle of a code review?

 

Education Station: How to Write Your Own Code Sniffer

by · December 1, 2017

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Whether you’re new to PHP, or you’re more of a seasoned veteran, you’ve probably heard about PHP_CodeSniffer. The package, which has been around since September 2006, checks source code for coding standards violations. I’ll start off by showing you how to create a style which is a combination of other standards. I’ll then refactor it, […]

 

February 2016 – Workflow Powerups

by · February 1, 2016

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We’ve released the February 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. This issue looks at tools to help you powerup your workflows to improve your productivity. This month we have articles on using Docker for PHP development environments, evaluating different Git workflows, how to build a Continuous Integration and Testing environment, and using Symfony’s Event Dispatcher. Our […]