Concord is a Laravel Extension that helps building Modules for Laravel Applications on top of Laravel's built in Service Providers.
Concord at first is a Laravel 5.4+ package. It also offers some conventions that help you to better structure complex systems.
Laravel 5.6 is supported from v1.1.0 upwards
Modular Architecture is exactly what you think it is - a way to manage the complexity of a problem by breaking them down to smaller manageable modules. -- Param Rengaiah
Concord itself (this library) manages the modules.
Concord modules are isolated fractions of the business logic, built around a single topic.
There are two kinds of modules from the usage perspective:
- in-app modules,
- external modules.
Concord is not aware of this difference at all, but they represent two different approaches of modularization.
- They are part of the application's codebase;
- are located in
- being decoupled is a less strict requirement;
- code reuse and customization is not an aspect.
- They are libraries,
- are typically managed with composer, thus they live in the
- should be as decoupled as possible;
- contain basic or boilerplate functionality for applications;
- they are designed to be used by multiple, different applications;
- their behavior is subject to customization in the application.
Either module types are always coupled to Laravel and Concord;
Refer to the Installation Section of the Documentation.
Create Your First Module
php artisan make:module ShinyModule
This will create a very basic in-app module in the
In order to activate the module add it to the
return [ 'modules' => [ App\Modules\ShinyModule\Providers\ModuleServiceProvider::class ] ];
See the Concord Documentation for all the nasty details ;)
Plans For Version 2.0
- Artisan Console command names will be de-branded (eg.
- The central
config/concord.phpfile will be eliminated, or split:
- modules can specify their own config file name (like normal Laravel packages);
- therefore several modules can share config files (see vanilo.php);
- if we keep concord.php, then it'll contain concord specific settings.
- Modules will be loaded as normal packages, using auto-discovery instead of listing modules with concord.
- Custom names for service providers eg. CartServiceProvider instead of ModuleServiceProvider.
- Question to the prior item is how to do the same with in-app modules.
- Re-think the concept of boxes vs. modules.
- Remove surplus items from Documentation.
- Remove helpers (?).
- Remove custom view namespace support.
- Will we ever use Controller overriding?
- Add make:request, make:model, make:enum commands that scaffold with interface, proxy etc.
- Fix AddressType -> address_type kind of style problem in route parameters