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The "Symfony Biga Edition" distribution



The "Symfony Biga Edition" distribution

  • Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Symfony Biga Edition

The Symfony2 Biga distribution contains the basis for any developer to get up and running as quick as possible., (*1)


  • Jenkins/Hudson integration - This allows you to just add the project and the builds can be on their way. These scripts can be updated via the command line so you can always stay up to date.
  • Deployment - Biga allows you the ease of deploy and it can be configured any way you want and can deploy to any server you want.
  • Commands - Symfony commands to allow you to configure the framework.
  • Developer Tools - to allow you to setup vhosts and configure other neat things.
  • Yui Compressor - Comes with yui already bundled in so you don't have to set it up and configure it.
  • Optimized - Biga comes already optimized to use symfony's extra functionality such as ESI.
  • Error Pages - Already moved for you to manage and edit.

Optional Tools

To take advantage of all the features biga has to offer, you will need to make sure you have all of these installed on your machine and setup properly., (*2)

  • phing (http://phing.info)
  • phpunit (http://phpunit.de)
  • phpmd (http://phpmd.org)
  • phploc (https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phploc)
  • pdepend (http://pdepend.org)
  • phpdcd (https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpdcd)
  • phpcs (http://pear.php.net/package/PHP_CodeSniffer)
  • phpcpd (https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpcpd)
  • phpdcd (https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpdcd)


curl -s https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
php composer.phar create-project joshuaestes/symfony-biga-edition /path/to/installation
cd /path/to/installation
php app/console init:project


composer.phar update joshuaestes/biga-framework-bundle


Running a build will test your code and give you statistics on it. Phing is required and you can always update the build scripts be running the "update" task. Example:, (*3)

phing update

To test your code and to get statistics on it, just run phing., (*4)


Biga comes with a few commands that are used to help get you up and running as fast as possible so you can get to programming., (*5)

  • init:project - Takes care of the boring stuff such as setting up your parameters.yml file.
  • apache:vhost:create - Creates an apache vhost file for you.
  • apache:restart - Restart apache
  • hosts:create - Add an entry into your hosts file
  • configure:database - Allows you to update your database settings in the parameters.yml file.
  • configure:mailer - Configure the mailer section in your parameters.yml file.
  • generate:controller - Generate a controller skeleton
  • generate:command - Generate a command skeleton
  • varnish:purge - Purge your varnish cache


Biga comes with a few extra bundles already installed., (*6)

  • BigaFrameworkBundle (https://github.com/JoshuaEstes/biga-framework-bundle)
  • DoctrineMigrationsBundle (https://github.com/doctrine/DoctrineMigrationsBundle)
  • DoctrineFixturesBundle (https://github.com/doctrine/DoctrineFixturesBundle)

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