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Phwoolcon Bootstrap

Phalcon + Swoole


The Bootstrap provides directory structure for running Phwoolcon.

The purpose of this project is to create a high performance web application,
which can run in traditional php-fpm mode and service mode.

In service mode, you gain extreme speed for your application,
by reducing lot of unnecessary and repetitive computing.

If you have bugs in service mode, you can easily turn off the service mode,
you lose some speed (but still fast) to gain more stability, fix bugs and apply service mode again.

1. System Requirements

  • Linux or MacOS (Windows is neither recommended nor tested,
    but you can install Linux on Windows by VirtualBox or other virtual machines)
  • Nginx (Latest version recommended)
  • PHP version >= 5.5 (7.1 is recommended, year 2017)
  • PHP components: fpm, gd, cli, curl, dev, json, mbstring, pdo-mysql, redis, xml, zip
  • MySQL server (or MariaDB / Percona / TiDB)
  • Phalcon (Latest version recommended)
  • Swoole (Latest version recommended)
  • Composer (Latest version recommended)

2. Usage

2.1. Create Working Directory

git clone my-project-name
cd my-project-name

2.2. Import Packages

Please DO NOT edit composer.json directly, that will break framework update.

Use bin/import-package to create composer.local-*.json instead,
composer.local-*.json is isolated from the framework itself.

For example:

  • To import a public composer package:
bin/import-package some/public-package
  • To import a private composer package:

Please see Composer Merge Plugin (by Wikimedia) to learn more about composer.local-*.json.

Demo: Phwoolcon Demo.

2.3. Organize Your Project Codes

All project codes will be organized as composer packages.

NEVER put your codes into the app/ directory, that make it complicated to implement modularization.

2.3.1 Create a Phwoolcon Package


bin/cli package:create

This tool will ask you to input some basic information, for example:

Please, provide the following information:
Your name: Christopher CHEN
Your Github username (<username> in Fishdrowned
Your email address:
Your website []:
Package vendor (<vendor> in [Fishdrowned]: phwoolcon
Package name (<package> in theme-mdl
Package very short description: The Material Design Lite Theme for Phwoolcon
PSR-4 namespace (usually, Vendor\Package) [Phwoolcon\ThemeMdl]: 

Please, check that everything is correct:
Your name: Christopher CHEN
Your Github username: Fishdrowned
Your email address:
Your website:
Package vendor: phwoolcon
Package name: theme-mdl
Package very short description: The Material Design Lite
PSR-4 namespace: Phwoolcon\ThemeMdl

Modify files with these values? [y/N/q] y

Now you should remove the file 'prefill.php'.

Please, provide the following information:
Git repository (The git repository of the package) []: 
Choose license (1 - APACHE 2.0, 2 - MIT, 3 - Proprietary) [1]: 

Then the package is there under the vendor directory, with git initialized,
remote repository added, it is all ready for you to commit and push the files.

git commit -m "Initial commit"
git push

Now you have a private composer repository, your first Phwoolcon package.

If you want to share it to others, you can publish it on GitHub and Packagist.

2.3.2. Import Your Package

Now you can import your newly created package.

See 2.2. Import Packages

2.3.3. Update Codes


This script will do:

  • git pull to update the framework (phwoolcon/bootstrap) itself;
  • composer update to update all composer packages, including your project;
  • bin/cli migrate:up to run DB migration scripts;
  • bin/dump-autoload to update composer autoload, apply latest
    assets, configs, locales, generate model traits and IDE helper.

2.4. Phwoolcon Configuration

Project configuration files are symlinked from packages into app/config directory.

please DO NOT edit them directly.

2.4.1. Apply Environment Configuration

Adding new copies into app/config/{$environment}/ to override default values.

{$environment} is the runtime environment name, by default production.

You can change this name by setting $_SERVER['PHWOOLCON_ENV'].

2.4.2. Add Custom Configuration Files

Return to your project package (i.e. vendor/my/project),
you may add new configuration files under phwoolcon-package/config/.

Then run bin/dump-autoload to symlink it to app/config.

Get the config values in your codes, for example:

Config file phwoolcon-package/config/key.php

return [
    'to' => [
        'config' => 'hello',

In your code:

echo Config::get(''); // Prints "hello"

IMPORTANT Please DO NOT create config file with the default names.

2.5. Modularization

Code reusing, modularization, the implementation is not as simple as it looks,
have you ever copy-pasted such "modules" among projects?

Phwoolcon makes it simple:

  • First, make your project as a Phwoolcon package;
  • Then, make all your common components as Phwoolcon packages;
  • Finally, add them to composer.json in your project package.

IMPORTANT Any private repositories MUST be declared in the repositories section
in the file composer.local.json, which was created in step 2.3.1 Create a Phwoolcon Package

2.6. Build / Deploy

It was a pain to deploy projects that used composer, because:

  • If you rely on composer update, you may get inconsistent codes among installations;
  • If you put vendor into VCS, you may get conflicts or lose latest updates.
  • composer update is slow and may crash.

Phwoolcon solved this problem, by packing the whole working directory,
then commit them into a new release branch.

2.6.1. Build


The build script will create ignore/release directory, which is
ready to be pushed to the production environment.

Push them to your project repository, in branch release.

2.6.2. Deploy Manual Deployment

Let's take rsync as an example:

rsync -auv --delete --chown=www-data:www-data --rsync-path='sudo rsync' \
    --exclude-from=./deployignore ./ \
ssh www-data@production-host \
    '/path/to/production/directory/bin/dump-autoload' Auto Deployment

Please see Deploy Automator

2.7. Service Mode

2.7.1. Enable Service Mode

To enable service mode, please set CGI parameter USE_SERVICE to 1.

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_param USE_SERVICE 1;

2.7.2. Start Service

To start the service, please run:

bin/cli service start

Now the phwoolcon service handles your site.

To stop the service, please run:

bin/cli service stop

Now your site is still available in php-fpm mode.

2.7.3. Install As System Service (Incomplete)

Run this command to install your project as a system service:

bin/cli service install

Then you can start/stop/restart/reload your service by:

service phwoolcon start
service phwoolcon stop
service phwoolcon restart
service phwoolcon reload

To uninstall the service:

bin/cli service uninstall

3. Spirits

  • Aimed at performance
    • That's why Phalcon and Swoole is introduced
  • Aimed at scalability
    • Ability to build a cross-data-center distributed system (under construction)
  • Powerful features, with intuitive and readable codes
    • Keep it simple and do it right
  • Modular implementation
    • No more app/ codes, composer packages instead
  • Deployment-friendly
    • No more composer update on production

4. Features

4.1. Base Components

  • Extended Phalcon Config (Both in native PHP file and DB)
  • Phalcon Cache
  • Extended Phalcon ORM
  • View: Theme based layouts and templates
  • Multiple DB connector
  • Events
  • Configurable Cookies
  • Session
  • Openssl based encryption/decryption
  • Multiple Queue producer and asynchronous CLI worker
  • Assets: Theme based, compilable JS/CSS management
  • Log
  • Lighten route dispatcher
  • Internalization
  • Finite state machine
  • Mail
  • Symfony CLI console

4.2. Specific Components

  • Admin interface
  • User authentication (Register and login)
  • SSO Server and client
  • Orders
  • Payment

5. Credits

Phwoolcon Bootstrap uses third-party libraries or other resources that
may be distributed under licenses different than Phwoolcon, please
check Credits for details.

6. License

Phwoolcon Bootstrap is licensed under the Apache License 2.0


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