Archive for the ‘composer’ Category

Symfony Flex: Paving the Path to a Faster, Better Symfony

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Symfony Flex is a modern replacement for the Symfony Installer, and not the name of the next Symfony version. As the intro text says: Internally, Symfony Flex is a Composer plugin that modifies the behavior of the require and update commands. When ins...

Re-Introducing Composer – the Cornerstone of Modern PHP Apps

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In this article, we will tackle the basics of Composer, and what makes it such a powerful and useful tool. Before we go into detail, there are two things that we need to have in mind: What Composer is: As we can see on their website: "Composer is a t...

Sourcehunt – Build a Medium Exporter + Cool New Libs!

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It's time for our monthly hunt for new open source libraries to use and contribute to! If you're new to Sourcehunt, it's our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars ...

The Android Elephpant – Laravel on your Android Phone?

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It was not that long ago that Christopher Pitt wrote an excellent article about writing and running PHP code on an iPad. After reading it, I thought to myself "It would be really cool to do the same on Android": being able to write and edit code on the...

Local Composer for Everyone! A Conference-Friendly Satis Setup

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While preparing my technical materials for WebSummerCamp, I realized my workshop would rely on a fairly stable internet connection, as we'd have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of packages to install. Rather than rely on the gods of live demos, or p...

PHP School (Learn PHP Through Command Line Workshops)

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The following is a guest post by Aydin Hassan, who is going to introduce to you a really compelling way to learn PHP. I'm sure all of us get asked by our less experienced acquaintances "how do I get started with X?" or even "what book should I buy?" Bo...

PHP School (Learn PHP Through Command Line Workshops)

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The following is a guest post by Aydin Hassan, who is going to introduce to you a really compelling way to learn PHP. I'm sure all of us get asked by our less experienced acquaintances "how do I get started with X?" or even "what book should I buy?" Bo...

Composer Global Require Considered Harmful?

We've discussed Composer best practices before, and I've always advocated using composer global require when installing packages that can be used across several projects - particularly command line tools. Then, the other day, I ran into this discussion...

Drunk with the Power of Composer Plugins

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Composer is the sharpest tool in the toolbox of the modern PHP developer. The days of manual dependency management are in the distant past, and in their place we have wonderful things like Semver. Things that help us sleep at night, because we can upda...

Quick Tip: Set up Drupal 8 with Composer!

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The recommended approach to getting started with Drupal 8 is now via Composer. An official project template has been created for this. We will create our project directly using the template, which is also available on Packagist. To create a new projec...