This is a template for the new CakePHP projects.
There are two ways to install and start using this project template.
You can create a new project from this template using composer.
composer create-project qobo/project-template-cakephp example.com cd example.com ./bin/build app:install DB_NAME="app",PROJECT_NAME="My Project",PROJECT_VERSION="v1.0.0"
Alternatively, if you want to be able to update your project to the latest version of the template, you can install the template with git.
mkdir example.com cd example.com git init # Pull the latest version from https://github.com/QoboLtd/project-template-cakephp/releases git pull firstname.lastname@example.org:QoboLtd/project-template-cakephp.git vX.Y.Z composer update ./bin/build app:install DB_NAME="app",PROJECT_NAME="My Project",PROJECT_VERSION="v1.0.0" # Add your own remote repository git remote add origin email@example.com/USER/REPO # Push git push origin master
With the above approach, you have the full history of the template development. You can do your own development now, and upgrade to the latest template at any point in the future.
If you installed the project template using git, you can easily upgrade your application to the latest template with the following:
cd exmample.com # Make sure you are on the master branch and have a clean and up-to-date workspace git checkout master git pull origin master # Create a new branch git checkout -b project-template-update # Pull the latest version from https://github.com/QoboLtd/project-template-cakephp/releases git pull firstname.lastname@example.org:QoboLtd/project-template-cakephp.git vX.Y.Z composer update ./bin/build app:update # Check for conflicts, resolve if any, commit, and then push git push origin project-template-update # Create a pull request, review, and merge
Now that you have the project template installed, check that it works before you start working on your changes. Fire up the PHP web server:
Or run it on the alternative port:
./bin/phpserv -H localhost -p 9000
In your browser navigate to http://localhost:8000. You should see the login page. If you do, all parts are in place.
Now you can develop your PHP project as per usual, but with the following advantages:
- Support for PHP built-in web server
- Per-environment configuration using
.envfile, which is ignored by git
- Powerful build system (Robo) integrated
- Composer integrated with
vendor/folder added to
- PHPUnit integrated with
tests/folder and example unit tests.
- Sensible defaults for best practices - favicon.ico, robots.txt, MySQL dump, Nginx configuration, GPL, etc.
For example, you can easily automate the build process of your application
by modifying the included Robo files in
build/ folder. Run the following
command to examine available targets:
As you can see, there are already some placeholders for your application's build process. By default, it is suggested that you have these:
app:install- for installation process of your application,
app:update- for the update process of the already installed application, and
app:remove- for the application removal process and cleanup.
You can, of course, add your own, remove these, or change them any way you want. Have a look at Robo documentation for more information on how to use these targets and pass runtime configuration parameters.
PHPUnit and PHP CodeSniffer
The fastest and simplest way to run PHPUnit and PHP CodeSniffer is via a composer script:
Alternatively, you can run the test with code coverage reports:
Code coverage reports in HTML format will be placed in
Continious Integration is a tool that helps to run your tests whenever you do any changes on your code base (commit, merge, etc). There are many tools that you can use, but project-template-cakephp provides an example integration with Travis CI.
Have a look at
.travis.yml file, which describes the environment matrix, project installation
steps and ways to run the test suite. For your real project, based on project-template-cakephp, you'd probably
want to remove the example tests from the file.
project-template-cakephp provides a few examples of how to write and organize unit tests. Have a look
tests/ folder. Now you have NO EXCUSE for not testing your applications!
MySQL 5.7 / MariaDB 10
Running this project template with MySQL 5.7 or MariaDB 10 sometimes causes fatal errors with SQL queries. We are looking for better ways to catch and fix those, but if you encounter them in your environment, please adjust your MySQL / MariaDB configuration for SQL mode.
SQL mode can be adjusted by either setting it in the
etc/my.cnf file like so:
Or, alternatively, via an SQL query, like so:
mysql > SET GLOBAL sql_mode=(SELECT REPLACE(@@sql_mode,'ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY',''));
See this StackOverflow thread for more information.
Here are a few examples of the issues and how to fix them.
Error: SQLSTATE: Invalid datetime format: 1292 Incorrect datetime value: '2017-11-30T13:30:48+02:00' for column 'timestamp' at row 1
If you encounter the above error (often seen on Fedora 27 or above), make sure your SQL mode includes "NO_ZERO_IN_DATE,NO_ZERO_DATE".
Error: SQLSTATE: Syntax error or access violation: 1055 Expression #1 of SELECT list is not in GROUP BY clause and contains nonaggregated column ...
If you encounter the above error (often seen on Ubuntu 16.05), make sure your SQL mode DOES NOT include "ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY".