Checking coding standards with PHP_Codesniffer

One of the important factors in developing a successful software product is the application of coding standards. And by successful I mean a product that is easy to develop, modify and maintain. Every developer likes to code in a particular style: in the way he declares variables or function blocks, the number of indentation spaces, commenting style etc. Giving every developer in a team complete freedom to use whatever style he likes will very likely result in a code that is hard to understand, modify and maintain. Even though every coding standard has its good points and bad; the important thing is to try to adhere to a particular one.
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