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The Wonderful World of Composer and ZF2

by weaverryan

Published October 25, 2012 in Technology

Composer is changing the landscape of PHP, bringing new tools and new unity to custom PHP developers (e.g. ZF2, Symfony user and others) and the rest of our giant community (Drupal, Wordpress, etc).

In this talk, we'll look at why sharing has historically been so hard in PHP and why it's now so easy. We'll talk about autoloading and then dive into composer - learning how to install it, find packages, download those packages, and handle autoloading. You'll see how effortless it is to use outside libraries, whether you're in a framework or something entirely different (e.g. Drupal).

We'll also talk about how to bootstrap a ZF2 project with Composer and how to use individual ZF2 components outside of the framework.