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A Zend Framework 2 website for the IGN Entertainment Engineering department.

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code.ign.com

Introduction

This project is a modular Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) application that runs the Engineering site for IGN Entertainment. We hope that by making it a public Git repo, others can look at is for examples of how to use ZF2.

Installation

The easiest way to get a working copy of this project is to do a recursive clone:

git clone --recursive git@github.com:ign/code.ign.com.git

After the clone is complete, set up a virtual host to point to the public/ directory of the project and you should be ready to go!

If you're wondering what the --recursive flag is, keep reading:

Git Submodules

This project makes use of Git submodules. Utilizing Git submodules allows us to reference an exact commit in the upstream zendframework/zf2 repository and ensure that those who have cloned the project have that same commit checked out. This provides several benefits:

  • Developers do not have to worry about which commit of the zf2 project to have checked out for this project to work.
  • No additional steps to "install" Zend Framework are needed; it "just works" after a cloning the project.

There are a couple of mild caveats to be aware of:

  • Be sure to always run git submodule update after pulling, as merge/rebase does not automatically update the checked out commit in submodules if it has been changed.
  • The initial clone will be a bit slower, due to it having to pull down a separate copy of ZF2 from what you already have.
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