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Materials/Topics for Senior dev new to PHP
2 projects | /r/PHP | 7 Jun 2023
Avoiding empty() in PHP
4 projects | /r/PHP | 11 May 2023
7.4 to 8.x upgrade help
2 projects | /r/PHP | 29 Apr 2023
https://github.com/rectorphp/rector might be useful.
Is it too painful to go from 5.2 to 8.2?
2 projects | /r/PHP | 28 Apr 2023
You could give rector a try
Where to start on upgrading a legacy PHP 5.6 “Laravel” project?
2 projects | /r/PHP | 5 Apr 2023
Upgrade your project to PHP 8.2 with Rector
2 projects | dev.to | 18 Mar 2023
Rector is a free and open-source tool written in PHP allowing you to automate various refactoring tasks. It analyses your code and applies whatever rules you've specified in its configuration. It is also possible to create your own rules.
What automated tools are there for upgrading old PHP code to the latest PHP versions?
3 projects | /r/PHP | 17 Feb 2023
Rector is pretty much the only tool I use anymore.
Ask HN: What is the most pleasant, uncomplicated full stack to start with?
12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Feb 2023
Also, see this: https://github.com/rectorphp/rector
Instant Upgrades and Automated Refactoring of any PHP 5.3+ code
Tools to analyse version-specific PHP code?
2 projects | /r/PHPhelp | 29 Jan 2023
PHP in 2023 - stitcher.io
7 projects | /r/PHP | 17 Jan 2023
Upgrading that clean code should be simple. Especially if you run tools like Rector to do the upgrading automatically.
What are some alternatives?
PHP CS Fixer - A tool to automatically fix PHP Coding Standards issues
PHPStan - PHP Static Analysis Tool - discover bugs in your code without running it!
Phpactor - Mainly a PHP Language Server with more features than you can shake a stick at
PHP Code Sniffer - PHP_CodeSniffer tokenizes PHP files and detects violations of a defined set of coding standards.
Psalm - A static analysis tool for finding errors in PHP applications
PHPCompatibility - PHP Compatibility check for PHP_CodeSniffer
rector-laravel - Rector upgrades rules for Laravel
GrumPHP - A PHP code-quality tool
phan - Phan is a static analyzer for PHP. Phan prefers to avoid false-positives and attempts to prove incorrectness rather than correctness.
Saleor - Saleor Core: the high performance, composable, headless commerce API.
setup-php - GitHub action to set up PHP with extensions, php.ini configuration, coverage drivers, and various tools.
phpqa - Docker image that provides static analysis tools for PHP