Building for the PHP Command Line Interface
Executing PHP from the command line enables us to interact with our applications in new and interesting ways: from performing site maintenance to scaffolding new projects, CLI tools like WP-CLI, Artisan, and Drush make it easy to interface with our code without ever opening a browser.
Attendees will be introduced to popular PHP CLI tools and their default capabilities. We'll discuss characteristics of good CLI scripts, strong use-cases for writing custom commands, then write several CLI programs across different platforms.
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This presentation also has a companion repository, full of executable examples from this presentation.
Notes and links
- Symfony Console Component - Project documentation
- PHP-CLI Tools - GitHub repository
- CLImate - Project documentation
- Building PHP Daemons and Long Running Processes - Talk from php[tek] 2015 by Tim Lytle
- Exit Codes with Special Meanings - The Linux Documentation Project
- Understanding Exit Codes and How to Use Them in Bash Scripts - Article by Benjamin Cane
Platform-specific CLI tools
- Midwest PHP 2019 — March 8, 2019 (Joind.in, PDF)
- WavePHP 2018 — September 20, 2018 (Joind.in, PDF)
- Southeast PHP - August 17, 2018 (Joind.in, PDF)
- PHPDetroit - July 28, 2018 (Joind.in, PDF)
- php[tek] 2018 - May 31, 2018 (Joind.in, PDF)
- Music City Code 2017 - June 3, 2017
- CodeMash 2017 - January 13, 2017
- Nomad PHP (EU) – December 15, 2016 (Joind.in)
- php[tek] 2016 – May 27, 2016 (Joind.in)
- Columbus PHP Meetup – April 13, 2016 (Joind.in)