[KyOSS Discuss] This is a new one to me....
cegrif01 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 19:03:27 EST 2013
Composer has a dual purpose. It's not just a dependency manager (and a
damn good one at that), it has a built in class map autoloader (for normal
autoloading) as well as a psr-0 autoloader (for building packages).
Composer works with packagist.org and making a composer package is actually
quite simple mainly due to it's psr-0 specific autoloader. The best part
is that It's extremely easy to work with. When there's a problem, it
actually tells you in plain English what your options are to fix that
I have a little experience with rubygems, but not enough to say which one
is better. From what I've experienced they are both (rubygems and
composer) on par with one another. But I will say that the errors that
rubygems produced hurt my head a little, but I could eventually figure out
the problem. What I really appreciate about php is how quickly they've
bridged the gap between versions 5.2 and 5.5. Composer and packagist had a
lot to do with this transition. I'm actually not embarrassed any more when
I tell people I'm a php developer, although we still have a lot of catching
up to do.
On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM, John Hicks <johnhicks at gulfbridge.net>wrote:
> This is new to me, too, Deven. And it sounds like I need to get on top
> of it. Thanks for posting. (Wow, I'm anxious to get a local PHP group going
> again soon.)
> On 11/29/2013 02:37 PM, Deven Phillips wrote:
> Have any of the PHP people in the group used Composer? From what I read
> of the article, it seems kinda like what Maven is for Java.
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