PHP CodeSniffer vs RuboCop

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RuboCop vs PHP CodeSniffer: What are the differences?

RuboCop: A Ruby static code analyzer, based on the community Ruby style guide. RuboCop is a Ruby static code analyzer. Out of the box it will enforce many of the guidelines outlined in the community Ruby Style Guide; PHP CodeSniffer: A library that detects PHP, CSS and JS coding standard violations. It tokenizes PHP, JavaScript and CSS files and detects violations of a defined set of coding standards. It is an essential development tool that ensures your code remains clean and consistent.

RuboCop and PHP CodeSniffer belong to "Code Review" category of the tech stack.

RuboCop and PHP CodeSniffer are both open source tools. RuboCop with 10.7K GitHub stars and 2.33K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PHP CodeSniffer with 7.55K GitHub stars and 1.22K GitHub forks.

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Weverton Timoteo

To communicate isn’t just getting rid of syntax errors and making code work. The code should communicate ideas to people through a programming language that computers can also understand.

You should adopt semantic variables, classes, modules, and methods names. For instance, in Ruby, we avoid using particular prefixes such as is_paid, get_name and set_name. In their places, we use directly paid?, name, and name=.

My advice is to use idiomatic and features that the programming language you use offers to you whenever possible, and figure out ways to better pass the message.

Why wouldn’t we be worried about semantics, typos, and styles? We should care for the quality of our code, and the many concepts that define it. You can start by using a linter to collect some issues from your codebase automatically.

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      Completely free
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      Follows the Ruby Style Guide by default
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      Can automatically fix some problems
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      Integrates with Vim/Emacs/Atom/Sublime/
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    What is PHP CodeSniffer?

    It tokenizes PHP, JavaScript and CSS files and detects violations of a defined set of coding standards. It is an essential development tool that ensures your code remains clean and consistent.

    What is RuboCop?

    RuboCop is a Ruby static code analyzer. Out of the box it will enforce many of the guidelines outlined in the community Ruby Style Guide.

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    A pluggable and configurable linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript. Maintain your code quality with ease.
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    Stylelint
    A mighty, modern CSS linter that helps you enforce consistent conventions and avoid errors in your stylesheets.
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