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Yeoman generator for full stack development with (PHP) Symfony and (Javascript) AngularJS application

Getting Started

Install Yeoman

npm install -g yo

Yeoman Generators

To install generator-symfonangular from npm, run:

npm install -g generator-symfonangular

sudo npm install -g generator-symfonangular

Finally, initiate the generator:

yo symfonangular

If you have error on install try to update dependences manually:

sudo npm update
bower update --allow-root

Install Symfony vendors with Composer

After generator install, you will need install Symfony vendor running this command:

./composer.phar self-update && ./composer.phar install



For update npm

sudo npm install npm -g


npm install -g bower


sudo gem install sass


Symfony routing on file /src/AppBundle/Resources/config/routing.yml:

    path:     /
    defaults: { _controller: AppBundle:Defaults:index }

AngularJS routing on file /src/AppBundle/Resources/js/init.js:

$routeProvider.when('/home/a', {
    templateUrl: 'modules/slideA.html',
    controller: 'homeSlideAController'
  }).when('/home/b', {
    templateUrl: 'modules/slideB.html',
    controller: 'homeSlideBController'
  }).when('/home/intro', {
    templateUrl: 'templates/intro.html',
    controller: 'introController'
    redirectTo: '/home/a'

AngularJS controllers

Place on folder: /src/AppBundle/Resources/js/

CSS styles

Place on folder: /src/AppBundle/Resources/css/ with .sass or .scss format

Conpiled files

Grunt serve and build will compile .sass and .scss files into css files on folder: /src/AppBundle/Resources/public/css

And Javascript files will miminized into folder: /src/AppBundle/Resources/public/js

Symfony will include this files into template by Assetic mode:

{% block stylesheets %}
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ asset('lib/css/normalize.css') }}"/>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ asset('lib/css/animate.min.css') }}"/>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ asset('lib/css/bootstrap.min.css') }}"/>
  {% stylesheets
  '@AppBundle/Resources/public/css/*.css' filter='cssrewrite' %}
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ asset_url }}"/>
  {% endstylesheets %}
{% endblock %}

{% block javascripts %}
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/require.js') }}"></script>
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/jquery.min.js') }}"></script>
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/angular.min.js') }}"></script>
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/angular-route.min.js') }}"></script>
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/bootstrap.min.js') }}"></script>
  <script src="{{ asset('lib/scripts/html5shiv.min.js') }}"></script>
  {% javascripts
  '@AppBundle/Resources/public/js/*.js' %}
  <script src="{{ asset_url }}"></script>
  {% endjavascripts %}
{% endblock %}

You can also add stylesheeds and scripts from Symfony asset folder /web.

Grunt task Copy.js will copy files from /bower_components folder to /web/lib/css/ or /web/lib/scripts/ folders. You can edit this task as you need.

Working with templates

For set data from Symfony controller to AngularJS template, you need to insert AngularJS template inside Symfony template:

<div id="container" class="container">
    {% include 'AppBundle::Page/modules/slideA.html.twig' %}
    {% include 'AppBundle::Page/modules/slideB.html.twig' %}
    <div class="row">
      <div class="col-xs-12">
        <div ng-view></div>

Angualar template is like this:

<script type="text/ng-template" id="modules/slideA.html">
  <div class="panel panel-default">
    <div class="panel-body">
      <h2>{{ title }}</h2>
      <h3>[[ subtitle ]]</h3>
      <a class="btn btn-default" ng-click="gotoView('home/b')">CHANGE SUBVIEW</a>

Then you can bind data fron Symfony {{ title }} or from Angular [[ subtitle ]]

You can define AngularJS tag symbols on file init.js


Usage on Symfony controller:

return $this->render('AppBundle:Page:home.html.twig', array(
      'title' => 'Title from Symfony'

Usage on Angular controller:

app.controller('homeSlideAController', ['$scope', function ($scope) {
  $scope.subtitle = "Subtitle SlideA from Angular";

Working with AngularJS external templates

For transfer data from Symfony to external AngularJS template you need to set the data to a javascript variable on Symfony template:

<script>var title="{{ title }}";</script>

And read it on AngularJS template:

app.controller('introController', ['$scope', function ($scope) {
  $scope.title = title;
  $scope.subtitle = "Text from Symfony to Angular";
  $scope.text = "intro";

So we can only bind AngularJS data:

<div class="panel panel-default">
	<div class="panel-body">
    <h2>[[ title ]]</h2>
    <h3>[[ subtitle ]]</h3>
    <p>[[ text ]]</p>
		<a class="btn btn-default" ng-click="gotoView('home/a')">HOME</a>

Runnig and Testing

You can run a local server for development on port http://localhost:8000/

grunt serve

Run server on production mode

grunt serve:prod

Build release

grunt build

Grunt taks

You can edit Grunt.js file por edit grunt task, on folder /grunt as you need.

Contributing and issues

Contributors are welcome, please fork and send pull requests! If you have any ideas on how to make this project better then please submit an issue or send me an email.



Original code licensed under MIT Open Source projects used within this project retain their original licenses.


v2.4.0 (August 22, 2016)

Update Node and Bower dependencies.

v2.2.0 (January 29, 2016)

Remove Symfony vendors auto install.


  • Composer autoload error on install generator.

v2.1.0 (January 11, 2016)


  • Production enviorement deploy

v2.0.0 (January 9, 2016)

Update Symfony to 3.0.1

v1.0.0 (June 9, 2015)

Initial Symfony2 Framework skeleton with AngularJS


  • implements Symfony 2
  • implements AngularJS



Yeoman generator for full stack development with (PHP) Symfony and (Javascript) AngularJS application




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