In order to use this build and test environment, you need to have
- Composer, a dependency manager for PHP
- Docker for lightweight container virtualization
- Docker-Compose, a Docker orchestration tool
- DNSmasq, a local lightweight DNS server
- GraphViz for diagrams in the API documentation
properly installed on your development system. Everything else will be retrieved automatically when it is needed.
Preparation of the build and test environment
Add the build and test environment as a submodule to your project, so
managed as a project of its own within your project, giving you the opportunity to branch and tweak it and retain
the updatability anyway.
build subdirectory, call Composer to resolve the dependencies.
build.xml.dist to your project’s root directory, rename it to
build.xml, and adapt it to your settings.
Everything but the package data should not need to be changed.
The Phing build file
build.xml located in the
build/phing directory provides a number of useful build targets.
Most of these targets are implemented in separate files, which can be found in the
In your project root directory, issue the command
to list all available build targets with their description and other useful information.
Configuration of DNSmasq
To route all requests for
*.dev domains to localhost, add the line
to the DNSmasq configuration. This is best done in its own file named
dev in the
/etc/dnsmasq.d directory (for Ubuntu).
You may add it to
/etc/dnsmasq.conf directly instead, if you want. It is set up correctly, if the output of
contains the lines