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Semantic method naming

Correctly naming things is the most difficult programming task (except for documenting). However, this is only because we often afford these tasks insufficient consideration. As with most things, the more we do it the easier it becomes. In this article we will discover how to choose correct names for our methods.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.