NetTuts.com: Why You're a Bad PHP Programmer
Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 21 February 2011.
On NetTuts.com today there's a new (slightly inflammatory) post about why you're a bad PHP programmer - really why some of the practices you follow might be in the "bad things to do" playbook.
We all have our bad habits. In this article, we'll go over a list of bad practices that are worth examining, reevaluating, and correcting immediately.
In his list of things to avoid are suggestions like:
- not planning before coding
- opting for brevity over clarity
- no coding standards
- code duplication
- practicing "Not Invented Here" (NIH)
- not working on side projects to introduce yourself to new technology