PHP Depend - Software Metrics for PHP


In this section we will describe the different reports that can be generated with PHP_Depend. These reports vary from machine readable XML files, that contain highly detailed information about several quality aspects of the analyzed project, to human readable visualizations, that provide a very abstract view of the project's code quality.

The human readable reports are very useful to detect design or quality faults in an application, and they are a good indicator if the overall quality trend is getting positive or negative. They can also assist you to get quickly a better overview on a new, unknown software system. On the other site the machine readable are good candidates for a continuous integration system or other reporting tools, where custom reports can be generated from the detailed data or an alert is triggered when a quality metric exceeds a configured threshold.


XML reports


Abstraction Instability Chart

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