# 🎛 Interfaces Spec

Interfaces describe the public methods implemented by a given class. In Chevere, all components must define their own interface.

Reference

Check thee Interfaces Reference to learn about all the interfaces available.

# Conventions

Interfaces must:

  • Define a descriptive name
  • Named with Interface suffix
  • Located at Interfaces/<component>/ namespace

# Design

# Uniqueness

Each interface should describe a unique public procedure that may be implemented by one or several classes.

# Typing

Parameters and return types must be typed against an scalar or an interface.

🧔🏾 Parameters and return types should not be typed against concrete implementations

# Method naming

# Accessors

Accessors refers to methods that access to an object property.

Accessors must be nouns and named as the name of the property it retrieves. For example, the method something should be used to retrieve the value of $this->something.

public function something(): string;

🧔🏾 Accessors = nouns

# Actions

Actions refers to when the object must do something. These actions could return anything or just void.

A verb should be prefixed for any given action. For example, getSome, setValue or doStuff.

🧔🏾 Actions = verbs

In the example below, we do the evolution.

public function doTheEvolution(): void;

# Immutables

Immutables refers to methods that returns an altered copy of the original object.

The with prefix is associated with immutables. For example, withSomething, withoutSomething, withAddedStuff, withRemovedStuff, etc.

🧔🏾 Immutables = with*

More about immutables at Immutability.

# Conditionals

Conditionals refers to methods that returns boolean, usually for object flagging.

The is prefix is used in methods returning bool.