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metapackage mtoolkit

PHP framework to write less and do more



PHP framework to write less and do more

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The PHP framework to write less and do more., (*1)



MToolkit is a simple PHP toolkit, it is compliant with the PSR-4 Standard: - A fully qualified class name has the following form: <NamespaceName>(<SubNamespaceNames>)*<ClassName>. - The fully qualified class name MUST have a top-level namespace name, also known as a "vendor namespace". - The fully qualified class name MAY have one or more sub-namespace names. - Each namespace separator is converted to a DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR when loading from the file system. - Underscores have no special meaning in any portion of the fully qualified class name. - Alphabetic characters in the fully qualified class name MAY be any combination of lower case and upper case. - All class names MUST be referenced in a case-sensitive fashion., (*2)

It was born from a requirement: develop a website quickly and powerfully., (*3)

I know, someone can say "Use Zend Framwork, CakePHP!", but I could reply: "They are very good toolkits, but they aren't the toolkit that I want!" :P, (*4)

The development model of MToolkit is rolling release. I search some people (developer or not) to increase and modify this strategy: my goal is to manage the versioning of this framework., (*5)

The experiences with other toolkits in different platforms have led me to create this toolkit., (*6)

MToolkit was born like a mash-up of two frameworks: .NET and Qt. o_O, (*7)

Yes, the framework of the evil and the desktop framework for excellence., (*8)

I have seen some similarities between Laravel and MToolkit, cool! :D, (*9)


To have a full installation of the framework, add into your composer.json file:, (*10)

    "require": {
        "mtoolkit/mtoolkit": "0.1.*"

Or run the console command:, (*11)

composer require mpstyle/mtoolkit

Some good features

  • Completely Object Oriented
  • Autoload of classes (PSR-0 and PSR-4 Standard)
  • Autorun of pages and of RPC Json web services from controller classes
  • Javascript frameworks compatibility (jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, etc)
  • Master page concept (http://msdn.microsoft.com/it-it/library/system.web.ui.masterpage.aspx)
  • Decoupling between business logic and graphics
  • Fluent setters

MToolkit modules

Like Qt, MToolkit has a lot of modules, one for every type of usage. Here you are the list: - Core - Network - Model - Controller - View - Cache - Entity, (*12)

Software using MToolkit

Let's start

Create a folder for your project., (*13)

composer.json:, (*14)

  "require": {
    "mpstyle/mtoolkit": "dev-master"

On the root of your project create a new file (Settings.php) with this content:, (*15)

<html> <head> <title>Entry page</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> </head> <body> <b><?php echo $this->helloWorld(); ?></b> </body> </html>

And now you can create your web app., (*16)

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