Building better project skeletons with Composer

Peter Petermanns Devedge

Note: This post has originally been posted at binpress, you can find the original post there:  (http://www.binpress.com/tutorial/better-project-skeletons-with-composer/157)

As the two weeks exclusive i gave to them are now over, i decided to put it here on my blog as well for those who might not stumble over it at binpress. If you haven’t heard of binpress, check them out, they are a market place for opensource solutions.

Building better project skeletons with Composer

The more you use modern frameworks and the more modular you build your PHP applications, the more likely you’ll use a skeleton (or template) for creating new projects. In fact, most of the better known frameworks provide skeletons for you to bootstrap your application with.

Those skeletons are great to get started, but it’s very likely you’ll have your own stack of composer packages that you integrate in each project after a while. Each skeleton will be…

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AngularJS: The Bad Parts

Lars Eidnes' blog

Below is a graph over the amount of searches for AngularJS versus a bunch of other Single Page Application frameworks. Despite the flawed methodology, the story seems to be pretty clear: Popularity wise, Angular is beating the shit out of the other frameworks. I spent most of last year working on a large project built on AngularJS, and I’ve gotten to know the framework in some depth. Through this work I have learned that Angular is built around some really bad ideas that make it a pain to work with, and that we need to come up with something better. Whatever the reason is for Angulars popularity, it isn’t that it’s a great framework.

The amount of searches for various SPA frameworks. The amount of searches for various SPA frameworks.  (A less charitable interpretation of this data would be that Angular users have to search for answers more often than the others do.)

Bad Idea #1: Dynamic scoping

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