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 […]

Exakat 1.8.3 Review

Exakat 1.8.3 Review Exakat 1.8.3 has been refactoring a lot of property and method infrastructure. We are now quite satisfied with the new handling of properties, even if some unit tests are still not passing. In the meantime, we added new tactical checks : how to speed up usage of magic properties, by choosing the […]

Exakat 1.6.6 Review

Exakat 1.6.6 Review The Exakat 1.6.6 was born in Miami, during sunshine PHP 19. The conference is incredibly energetic, and with the help of fellow attendees, it provided inspiration for some interesting update : PHP supports strings with logical operators (good for security); Exakat reviews typehint and check if they are sufficient in the method […]