Weekly report for the week from June 13th, 2022 to Jun 19th, 2022

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Weekly report for the week from 13-06-2022 to 19-06-2022 These are the focus rules for this week : Unthrown Exception Undefined static:: Or self:: Use Constant Reuse Existing Variable Empty Classes       Weekly reports are a list of 5 reviews, shared across the community of Exakat users. They represent a reasonable amount of […]

When does PHP check for Fatal Error?

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Late, later and latest PHP checks PHP applies various checks when processing source code. When those checks fail, they might generate a Fatal errorand stop execution. They are the bane of production servers, and every PHP developper tries to avoid them as much as possible (unlike static code analyser authors which try to generate them). […]

Reviewing Property Declaration In PHP

Reviewing Property Declaration In PHP Properties are a foundation part of classes. They are declared with their visibility, and their name. Then, they might be augmented with a default value, a type (even several), and may be also options like static or readonly. Contrary to methods and constants, properties cannot be marked final or abstract. […]

Adoption of PHP 8 attributes in 2022

Adoption of PHP 8 attributes in 2022 PHP 8 introduced the attributes, in lieu of the phpdoc comments. They may be added to classes, methods, functions, parameters, properties and class constants and provide a PHP-way to write custom configurations. This is a great addition for the static analysis tools, and PHP in general. 18 months […]

Move that foreach() inside the method

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Move that foreach() inside the method Several PHP functions work with single or multiple values. For example, array_merge(), which merges several arrays into one. Or, isset(), which checks simultaneously the existence of several variables. str_replace() and preg_replace_callback() also come to mind. This approach usually brings a bit of performance, by processing a list of arguments […]

Literal candidates for constants

Literal candidates for constants Literals are hard coded values in the source. Once they are written, they can’t be changed without altering the source code. This is always fine, initially, while building the first implementations. Yet, later, it may arise that such literal have to be managed from different points of the code. This is […]

Interfaces are not class templates

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Interfaces are not class templates Interfaces are an important part of OOP, in PHP as in other OOP languages. According to the manual, “Object interfaces allow you to create code which specifies which methods a class must implement, without having to define how these methods are implemented.” Besides interfaces, PHP also supports abstract classes, which […]