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The "Symfony GraphQL Edition" distribution



The "Symfony GraphQL Edition" distribution

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Symfony GraphQL PHP Edition

Build Status, (*1)

Welcome to the Symfony GraphQL PHP Edition - a fully-functional Symfony2 application that you can use as the skeleton for your new applications., (*2)

This document contains information on how to download, install, and start using Symfony. For a more detailed explanation, see the Installation chapter of the Symfony Documentation., (*3)

1) Installing the GraphQL PHP Edition

When it comes to installing the Symfony GraphQL PHP Edition, you have the following options., (*4)

As Symfony uses Composer to manage its dependencies, the recommended way to create a new project is to use it., (*5)

If you don't have Composer yet, download it following the instructions on http://getcomposer.org/ or just run the following command:, (*6)

curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Then, use the create-project command to generate a new Symfony application:, (*7)

php composer.phar create-project ethy/symfony-graphql-php --stability=stable path/to/install

Composer will install Symfony and all its dependencies under the path/to/install directory., (*8)

Download an Archive File

To quickly test Symfony, you can also download an archive of the GraphQL PHP Edition and unpack it somewhere under your web server root directory., (*9)

If you downloaded an archive "without vendors", you also need to install all the necessary dependencies. Download composer (see above) and run the following command:, (*10)

php composer.phar install

2) Checking your System Configuration

Before starting coding, make sure that your local system is properly configured for Symfony., (*11)

Execute the check.php script from the command line:, (*12)

php app/check.php

Access the config.php script from a browser:, (*13)


If you get any warnings or recommendations, fix them before moving on., (*14)

3) Browsing the Demo Application

Congratulations! You're now ready to use Symfony., (*15)

From the config.php page, click the "Bypass configuration and go to the Welcome page" link to load up your first Symfony page., (*16)

You can also use a web-based configurator by clicking on the "Configure your Symfony Application online" link of the config.php page., (*17)

To see your GraphQL Endpoint in action use GraphiQL or a browser extension like ChromeiQL and point it to /api to browse the API. The endpoint accepts the variable debug_api=1 to add additional information and forward php errors., (*18)

To run the tests install PHPUnit 3.7+ and call:, (*19)


4) Getting started with Symfony

This distribution is meant to be the starting point for your Symfony applications, but it also contains some sample code that you can learn from and play with., (*20)

A great way to start learning Symfony is via the Quick Tour, which will take you through all the basic features of Symfony2., (*21)

Once you're feeling good, you can move onto reading the official Symfony2 book., (*22)

A default bundle, AppBundle, shows you Symfony2 in action. After playing with it, you can remove it by following these steps:, (*23)

  • delete the src/AppBundle directory;, (*24)

  • remove the routing entries referencing AcmeBundle in app/config/routing_dev.yml;, (*25)

  • remove the AppBundle from the registered bundles in app/AppKernel.php;, (*26)

  • remove the security.providers, security.firewalls.login and security.firewalls.secured_area entries in the security.yml file or tweak the security configuration to fit your needs., (*27)

What's inside?

The Symfony GraphQL PHP Edition is configured with the following defaults:, (*28)

  • Twig is the only configured template engine;, (*29)

  • Translations are activated, (*30)

  • Doctrine ORM/DBAL is configured;, (*31)

  • Swiftmailer is configured;, (*32)

  • Annotations for everything are enabled., (*33)

It comes pre-configured with the following bundles:, (*34)

  • FrameworkBundle - The core Symfony framework bundle, (*35)

  • SensioFrameworkExtraBundle - Adds several enhancements, including template and routing annotation capability, (*36)

  • DoctrineBundle - Adds support for the Doctrine ORM, (*37)

  • TwigBundle - Adds support for the Twig templating engine, (*38)

  • SwiftmailerBundle - Adds support for Swiftmailer, a library for sending emails, (*39)

  • MonologBundle - Adds support for Monolog, a logging library, (*40)

  • AsseticBundle - Adds support for Assetic, an asset processing library, (*41)

  • WebProfilerBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds profiling functionality and the web debug toolbar, (*42)

  • SensioDistributionBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds functionality for configuring and working with Symfony distributions, (*43)

  • SensioGeneratorBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds code generation capabilities, (*44)

  • [FOSRestBundle][16] - Adds rest functionality, (*45)

Enjoy!, (*46)

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