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A skeleton to get started with Silex


Silex Skeleton

Welcome to the Silex Skeleton - a fully-functional Silex application that you can use as the skeleton for your new applications.

This document contains information on how to start using the Silex Skeleton.

Creating a Silex Application

Silex uses Composer to ease the creation of a new project:

$ composer create-project fabpot/silex-skeleton path/to/install

Composer will create a new Silex project under the path/to/install directory.

Browsing the Demo Application

Congratulations! You're now ready to use Silex.

To see a real-live Silex page in action, start the PHP built-in web server with command:

$ cd path/to/install
$ php -S localhost:8888 -t web/ web/index_dev.php

Then, browse to http://localhost:8888/.

Getting started with Silex

This distribution is meant to be the starting point for your Silex applications.

A great way to start learning Silex is via the Documentation, which will take you through all the features of Silex.

What's inside?

The Silex Skeleton is configured with the following service providers:

  • UrlGeneratorServiceProvider - Provides a service for generating URLs for named routes.
  • ValidatorServiceProvider - Provides a service for validating data. It is most useful when used with the FormServiceProvider, but can also be used standalone.
  • ServiceControllerServiceProvider - As your Silex application grows, you may wish to begin organizing your controllers in a more formal fashion. Silex can use controller classes out of the box, but with a bit of work, your controllers can be created as services, giving you the full power of dependency injection and lazy loading.
  • TwigServiceProvider - Provides integration with the Twig template engine.
  • WebProfilerServiceProvider - Enable the Symfony web debug toolbar and the Symfony profiler in your Silex application when developing.
  • MonologServiceProvider - Enable logging in the development environment.

Read the Providers documentation for more details about Silex Service Providers.


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