# Interfaces

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


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

# Design

# Uniqueness

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

This is related to the SRP in the way that each API is different, so the interface.

# Typing

Parameters and return types must be typed against an scalar or an interface. This is related to DIP as in Chevere everything is programmed with interfaces.

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

# Documenting

Dockblock summary should be provided at class level, and for every method.

# Conventions

  • Must be named with Interface suffix
  • Must be located at Interfaces/<component>/

# 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.

# Implementing interfaces

use Chevere\Exceptions\Core\Exception;
use Chevere\Exceptions\Str\StrEmptyException;
use Chevere\Components\Message\Message;

interface HelloWorldInterface
     * @param string $name Name to greet
     * @return string Will return `Hello, $name!`
     * @throws StrEmptyException
    public function say(string $name): string;
use Chevere\Components\Str\StrAssert;

class HelloWorld implements HelloWorldInterface
    public function say(string $name): string {
        (new StrAssert($name))->notEmpty();

        return "Hello, $name!";