In a move to generate interest in my upcoming article for International PHP Magazine on "Enterprise PHP Coding Standards", the magazine has released this teaser article providing a glimpse into the issues involved. PHPDeveloper picked up the story and cited the major issue as, "coders who just don't care enough"--when in fact I think a lot of it really has to do with PHP coders not having been introduced to best practices and seen the impact it can make. At some point in every serious coders career they run into someone else's spaghetti code--but how to refactor it into something useful and better yet avoid repeating the mistake is a topic I feel needs greater awareness in the community. Hence this article.
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