We will be looking over code examples and ways to install Code Sniffer into a code editor. Some understanding around writing code and configuring your code editor is welcome, but not required.
Many developers in Drupal and also generally in development, feel that as long as something works we should leave it as it is. Wrong.
Everybody wants to create reusable code, but no one wants to reuse code. Coding standards are one of the many steps towards that goal. They might seem irrelevant, but they are very much an important tool to have in your repertoire.
I'll be looking at various aspects and examples of coding standards that have been prepared and set for Drupal 8, why are they there and why are they important. If you want to contribute to Drupal, develop projects on Drupal or just write some plain code, you should be following these, for your and everyone else's sake.
We will also take a look at what can you do straight away to improve the quality and readability of your code by installing and using tools such as Code Sniffer.