Composer 101

A presentation at CMSPhilly by Michael Miles

Composer is a package manager that alleviates the complexity of dependencies in PHP based projects (such as Drupal 8). This session provides an introduction to the core concepts behind package management and Composer. No previous knowledge of Composer required.

Using practical examples as guidelines attendees will learn the basics of Composer, including:

What composer is and the concepts of how it works.

How to add composer to a project and packages to a project. Semantic versioning patterns for packages. General Do’s and Don’ts when using Composer. Attendees will leave this session with insights and basic knowledge of Composer. Including knowledge of how it works, the value it provides to projects and how to use it on any (PHP based) project.


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