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Updated on: 2024-05-29

Posted on: 2024-05-29

Categories: PHP Tutorials, Tools, Artificial Intelligence

One of the tasks that many developers need to do as part of their work is to analyze code written in the past by them or by a colleague developer.

Sometimes code has become too complex and it is hard to understand.

The latest versions of Google AI Studio powered by Google Gemini artificial intelligence models can help you with this task.

Read this article to learn how to use Google AI Studio to quickly analyze PHP code and see an example of an analysis generated by Google AI Studio in just six seconds of a PHP code example to use a PHP framework.




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In this article you will learn:

1. Why It Is Useful to Analyze a Given Piece of PHP Code During the Development of PHP Projects

2. What Can Google AI Studio Do to Help You to Analyse PHP Code

3. How You Can Use Google Studio In Practice to Analyse Your PHP Code

4. Is it Worth Using Google AI Studio to Analyse Your PHP Code


1. Why It Is Useful to Analyze a Given Piece of PHP Code During the Development of PHP Projects

I watched a recent video a summary of the Google I/O 2024 event. I noticed a part in which a developer used a Google artificial intelligence tool to request to analyze code that appears on a screen.

I found this interesting because I do this every day as moderator of the PHP Classes site to be able to understand what the PHP packages submitted to the PHP Classes do and produce a clear description, as well as analyze the PHP code that I developed to implement the site since 1999 when the site was started to be able to remember what does my old code do.

Suppose you also are improving your code or code developed by other developers who work on the same projects. In that case, you will keep analyzing what the code does to improve it when you implement project features.

2. What Can Google AI Studio Do to Help You to Analyse PHP Code

The current version of Google AI Studio using the latest Google Gemini models can get a request in natural language as if you are talking to another person and respond with an answer as if it is a human expert.

For instance, I tried Google AI Studio and created a prompt with the question: what does this code do? and entered an example code sample from a package published recently in the PHP Classes site.

Google AI Studio could analyze the code and present an analysis in a nicely formatted document generated in Markdown format with a line-by-line analysis of what the code does.

3. How You Can Use Google Studio In Practice to Analyse Your PHP Code

You need to go to the Google AI Studio and create a structured prompt with the question: what does this code do?

Using the example code from the package it returned the following report with the analysis of the code.

Below check a video of Google AI Studio while I used it to generate this report.

Here is a link to the Google AI structured prompt that I used in this example.

This code snippet appears to define routes and handlers for a simple web application or API, likely using a routing library. Let's break it down:

1. 404 Handling

set404(function () {
 header($_SERVER['SERVER_PROTOCOL'] . ' 404 Not Found');
 echo '404, route not found!';
});
  • set404(function() { ... });: This line likely uses a custom function from a routing library (not standard PHP). It's setting up a handler for when no matching route is found.
  • header($_SERVER['SERVER_PROTOCOL'] . ' 404 Not Found');: Sends a proper HTTP 404 Not Found header to the browser.
  • echo '404, route not found!';: Displays a simple 404 message to the user.

2. Routing Using $router

The code uses an object likely named $router from a routing library to define routes and their corresponding actions:

  • $router->get('/', function() { echo 'Home Page'; });:

    • $router->get(...): Defines a route for HTTP GET requests.
    • /: Matches the root URL of your application.
    • function() { ... }: An anonymous function is used as the handler for this route. When the root URL is accessed via GET, it simply echoes "Home Page".
  • Login Routes

    $router->post('/login', 'login@index');
    // ... other login routes
    
    • $router->post(...): Defines routes for HTTP POST requests (typically used for form submissions or API data updates).
    • /login/login/all, etc.: Define different URL endpoints related to login functionality.
    • 'login@index': This suggests a controller-based structure.
      • login likely refers to a "LoginController" class.
      • index is the method within that controller responsible for handling the request.
      • For example, 'login@register' likely maps to LoginController::register() to handle user registration.
  • Item Routes

    $router->post('/item/all', 'Item@all');
    // ... other item routes
    
    • Similar structure to the login routes, but these handle operations related to an "Item" entity (e.g., retrieving, creating, updating items).

In Summary

This code sets up basic routing for a web application:

  • It defines how to handle 404 errors.
  • It uses a routing library (represented by $router) to map specific HTTP requests (GET and POST) to different URL endpoints.
  • The controller@method syntax implies a controller-based architecture where specific controller methods handle the logic for each route.

Important Notes:

  • You'll need to identify the specific routing library being used to understand the exact syntax and features available.
  • This is a simplified routing example. Real-world applications would involve more complex routing logic, middleware for authentication and authorization, error handling, and likely interaction with databases or other services.

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4. Is it Worth Using Google AI Studio to Analyse Your PHP Code

As you may see from the example below, the code analysis provided by Google AI Studio is very accurate.

I did not try more complex code samples that involve multiple PHP script files.

Anyway for simple PHP code samples, the code analysis is excellent. So using Google AI Studio PHP code analysis is worth using.




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