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© Chad Russell 2016

Chad Russell, PHP Development Tool Essentials, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0683-6_3

3. Coding Standards

Chad Russell

(1)Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Coding standards are set definitions of how to structure your code in any given project. Coding standards apply to everything from naming conventions and spaces to variable names, opening and closing bracket placement, and so on. We use coding standards as a way to keep code uniform throughout an entire project, no matter the number of developers that may work on it. If you’ve ever had to work on a project that has no consistency in variable names, class or method names, and so on, then you’ve experienced what it is like to work through code that didn’t adhere to coding standards. Imagine ...

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