This is a collection of known design patterns and some sample code how to implement them in PHP. Every pattern has a small list of examples (most of them from Zend Framework, Symfony2 or Doctrine2 as I'm most familiar with this software).
I think the problem with patterns is that often people do know them but don't know when to apply which.
You should look at and run the tests to see what happens in the example.
To do this, you should install dependencies with
[optional] Using a Virtual Machine (VM)
If you wish to use a ready made VM environment, you can easily create one with Vagrant and Ansible.
$ vagrant up
vagrant ssh and
More information on vagrant
$ composer install
Read more about how to install and use
Composer on your local machine here.
Running test suite
- Multiton (is considered an anti-pattern! )
- Singleton (is considered an anti-pattern! )
Please feel free to fork and extend existing or add your own examples and send a pull request with your changes!
To establish a consistent code quality, please check your code using PHP_CodeSniffer against PSR2 standard using
./vendor/bin/phpcs -p --standard=PSR2 --ignore=vendor ..
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