Exakat 2.1.9 review

Exakat 2.1.9 Review Exakat 2.1.9 comes loaded with no fewer than 11 new analysis : half of them are for PHP 8.0, and the other half is for code quality. There is now a dedicated report for migration to PHP, with backward incompatibility, and also suggestions. Let’s dive in the Exakat 2.1.9 Review. Migration to […]

Exakat 2.1.8 review

Exakat 2.1.8 Review Exakat 2.1.8 shines with the last warmth of summer. It is now time to start the resolute road to PHP 8.0 and its surprise incompatibility; or update PHP code stubs with the upcoming attributes. During the trip, we’ll stop observing the new SARIF format, the standard for static analysis tool in PHP […]

Exakat 2.1.7 Review

Exakat 2.1.7 Review Exakat 2.1.7 is out, with a treasure trove of new features : Exakat for Github Actions is available; PHP 8.0’s new attributes are supported; the typehint suggestion report includes functions, closures and arrow functions, and even more suggestions; new rules to prevent Global Namespace pollution and detect methods that should be defined […]

Exakat 2.1.5 Review

Exakat 2.1.5 Review Exakat 2.1.5 is bringing a large chest of treasures : PHP 8.0 support, with named parameters, attributes, match and added a new inventory for too many chained object. The engine upgraded the storage of Typehint and Default values, which lead to several modernisation and coverage extensions, such as ‘typehint are for interface […]

Method fossilisation

Method fossilisation Fossilisation happens when things get harder to update. It is a process, more than a final state. In particular, it happens to methods when the signature is shared across multiple classes. With interfaces and inheritance, changing some of the elements of a method’s signature means refactoring the code in several other locations. The […]

Exakat 1.9.9 Review

Exakat 1.9.9 Review Exakat focuses on automated updates this week : two new reports (and sections) provide recommendations to use Rector and Php-cs-fixer for fixing, en masse, issues found during an audit. Also, no less than 9 new rules were added to Exakat, and a new inventory for mbstring encoding.  The Exakat 1.9.9 review is the best […]

Exakat 1.9.8 Review

Exakat 1.9.8 Review This week, Exakat upgrades the presentation of the inventories. It refactored the method definition detection, and added new rule for hiding parameters and wrong case. Several modernisations were applied, in particular to the ‘Insufficient typehint’ rule. Coding is inherently risky, and it helps to readd the Exakat 1.9.7 review. Upgraded Inventories Code […]

Exakat 1.8.6 Review

Exakat 1.8.6 Review Exakat 1.8.6 is a performance version. First, Exakat moved to Tinkergraph 3.4.2, using the latest and brightest of the graph database. Several analyses were refactored for faster processing, then the Query engine was optimized to skip side queries when possible. And finally, we’re working on loading time, both directly and with the […]