Install third-party PHP code libraries automatically using Composer

Dave Hollingworth
A free video tutorial from Dave Hollingworth
IT Trainer
4.7 instructor rating • 9 courses • 21,786 students

Lecture description

An introduction to Composer: a tool to install and manage third-party code packages.

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Write PHP Like a Pro: Build a PHP MVC Framework From Scratch

Learn to write faster, easier to maintain, more secure PHP websites by using a model-view-controller framework

02:50:58 of on-demand video • Updated March 2019

  • Separate application code from presentation code
  • Organise your PHP code into models, views and controllers in an MVC framework
  • Use namespaces and an autoloader to load PHP classes automatically
  • Use the Composer tool to manage third-party package dependencies and autoloading
  • Handle errors and exceptions in PHP and display more or less error detail based on the environment
  • Understand how MVC frameworks work, making it easier to learn an existing framework like Laravel or CodeIgniter
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