DPC 2018 - Journey Through "Unhappy Path"

DPC 2018 - Journey Through "Unhappy Path"

Developers naturally gravitate towards the "happy path" - default scenario in application execution in which everything works as expected, consequently neglecting exceptional behavior aspect of a software development.

This talk provides a comprehensive insight into widely adopted practices and patterns for dealing with exceptional conditions. Emphasis is on exceptions and applicable techniques that improve quality of the overall architecture, such as:

- structuring and organizing custom exception classes
- formatting exception messages using named constructors technique
- component-level exception
- exception wrapping

To make the story complete, second part of the talk focuses on a PHP-based solution for establishing a robust and extensible error handling system.


Nikola Poša

June 09, 2018