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 "~2.0"
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 $ COMPOSER_PROCESS_TIMEOUT=0 composer run
Then, browse to http://localhost:8888/index_dev.php/
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.
The Silex Skeleton is configured with the following service providers:
- 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.