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11-14-2006, 06:17 PM

i want to know is there any online php script validators are available.i want to validate my php scripts so that i can know is there any bugs or errors present in my scripts.i want to write my scripts in professional way.
your help will be appreciated


11-14-2006, 07:07 PM
Bugs in any language are the responsibility of the programmer, no validator will detect logic errors.

Validators only detect syntax errors. You can get PHP to do this for you on your development system by insuring that all errors are being reported. Make sure that display_errors is on and that the error_reporting level is set to display all errors for your version of PHP.

11-14-2006, 07:15 PM
You might want to take a look at the concept of 'test first programming, or 'test driven development' (google will provide plenty of introduction)
simpletest (http://www.lastcraft.com/simple_test.php) is a php unit-testing framework that allows for the easy creation of and running of tests.

The basic premise is that by writing tests of the desired functionality first, and then writing just enough code to make them pass, your code will end up being of a much higher quality. You'll also be in a position where you can edit code confidentally, knowing that 3 weeks down the line you're not going to find out it's broken something.