Archive for the ‘Package Management’ Category

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...

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...

A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager

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Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It's built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it's fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environment for applications, but developers started using...