We can describe it as typically a general purpose feature rich scripting language. PHP thus can be used to develop web applications or intranet or internet apps.

Of course there are various ways to program in PHP. Still  with various options in hand, at times it becomes difficult for PHP developers to start coding

In this blog post we intend to discuss some of the best practices that a PHP development company can follow.

Configuration and setup: This is the most important still the most overlooked aspect. It is a fact that a very small number of PHP website development installs is kept current. The best practice is to use a current version of PHP. Also as a responsible programmer you should also schedule a regular upgrade of both PHP itself and any extensions that are in use. Upgrading to the latest version will help you to avail new features, lower memory usage, enhance security and improve the speed of the application. Use composer – the package manager:  Take it in writing; one of the best practices to write modern PHP eCommerce development apps is all about writing less code. Yes; we know you may feel the temptation of writing all the codes by yourself, however there are various problems that have already been sorted. For instance in the PHP space issues like routing, unit conversion, data abstraction layers are already written and tested. Composer is a package manager for PHP. It typically allows you to define a Jason file that helps you to list your code requirements and resolves them.

Do your best to follow good designing principles: SOLID PHP design principles make it easy for PHP developers to create applications that are easy to maintain and extend. Thus it will help the developers to avoid code smells and be part of  the adaptive and agile software development.

Unit testing: For the uninitiated; this is a practice of writing small tests gulch can typically verify the behavior of your code. They are written in PHP and are intended to run fast at any time. It also helps to ensure that your code is exactly performing the way you think and it can also provide a very useful design feedback.

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PHP Development? The principles you must follow

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