Synopses & Reviews
Many businesses and organizations depend on older high-value PHP software that risks abandonment because it is impossible to maintain. The reasons for this may be that the software is not well designed; there is only one developer (the one who created the system) who can develop it because he didn't use common design patterns and documentation; or the code is procedural, not object-oriented. With this book, you'll learn to identify problem code and refactor it to create more effective applications using test-driven design. What you?ll learn What refactoring is and why you need to refactor code What test-driven design is and why you need to test your code How to write unit and functional tests with PHPUnit and Selenium Remote Control (RC) How to detect ?bad smells? in PHP code, and refactor them using test-driven design How to refactor a large procedural application affected by many bad smells Who this book is for
This book is for PHP developers, businesses, and developers relying on legacy PHP apps. Table of Contents Introduction Finding ?Bad Smells? in Code Introduction to Refactoring Principles and Rules Test-First Development Refactoring Tools Structuring Behavior Changing Class Responsibilities Dealing with Data Rationalization Reducing to Essential Conditional Executions Simplifying Method Calls Simplifying Generalization Relationships Legacy Code Regression Tests Refactoring with Patterns
Pro PHP: Refactoring with Test Driven Design is the first book dedicated to showing how TDD and refactoring can be applied specifically to PHP code. There are a great many sites written in PHP, but that code is often hammered together hastily, leading to problems with usability, scaling, etc. This book shows developers how to identify the reasons for these problems and apply TDD principles to fix them quickly and efficiently.