When working with APIs you sometimes cant use the live API in the tests.
Because you dont own the API, dont want to spam, cant create entities for testing or various other reasons.
Then you need to mock the API and deliever responses from fixtures.
Though there is this term of “Don’t mock what you don’t own” we will mock the API because we dont own it. :)
https://github.com/julienfalque/http-mock is a nice library which helps a lot when mocking an API.
And when your client is using Guzzle there is also a Guzzle handler for HttpMock that makes integration easy.
How does this work?
Continue reading “mocking APIs with Guzzle”
One very cool feature of the Symfony Workflow Component is the ability to export workflows via graphviz.
Did you know you can also directly render those as PDF files?
Continue reading “Symfony Workflow Component: Dump workflows as PDF”
When documenting your API with Swagger/Swagger-UI, one really cool feature to use is the $ref syntax.
As Swagger documentation files tend to get real large und hard too read, splitting the config across multiple files might be a good idea.
With $ref you could do this quite easily.
Continue reading “Splitting Swagger API Documentation yaml files”
From time to time i receive this error while running the official mysql image in docker:
An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000]  Host ‘172.17.0.5’ is
not allowed to connect to this MySQL server
The reason for this is not quite clear yet but i usually resolve it like described here.
Note that all data stored in the project will be lost!
So this error is quite annyoing but luckily i work on fixtures so i can restore data easily.
These steps let me connect to the mysql container again, at least.
Continue reading “Not allowed to connect to Mysql error in docker”
Angular for frontend with symfony delivering the data have become quite a common setup.
When working with this constellation you will sooner or later come across the i18n topic. Most likely you would want to share translations between front- and backend. So that you could keep translations in one single location while using it for frontend templates as well as server-side error messages etc.
One approach would be to store translations in the symfony yml or xml files and deliver those to the frontend via an api endpoint.
Given that front- and backend-code run on the same server, there is an even simpler solution.
Continue reading “Symfony and Angular: shared translations”
Since version 3.1 there is a Cache component with a PSR-6 implementation integrated in Symfony.
So we do not need to add a 3rd party lib as Doctrine Cache anymore when we need caching these days.
Doctrine Cache does the job but by implementing a standard the Symfony Cache seems to have another advantage besides its delievered anyway. So i checked it out.
Documentation is still a bit sparse and the best resource so far is this blogpost:
I wont go into detail on how you use the Cache but rather how you integrate it with Redis, which is my favourite Cache backend.
Continue reading “Symfony Cache Component with SncRedisBundle”
Sometimes you just want to check a SilverStripe version, module or theme fast and dont want to setup the whole stack.
Then simply use PHPs built-in webserver to serve your SilverStripe site.
php -S localhost:8000 ./framework/main.php
Now you can call http://localhost:8000 to check your SilverStripe website.
Or, a bit more verbose, use https://github.com/assertchris/silverstripe-serve
which is a nice wrapper around this.
Continue reading “SilverStripe with php built-in server”
I recently started to do all PHP development with docker, since I was just tired of installing tons of dev libraries on my machine. Most of which i couldn’t even remember what they actually were good for.
When I first tried docker (docker-toolbox for mac) I was really disappointed how slow symfony apps ran inside the container. Continue reading “Symfony development with docker on a mac”
I just released a twig extension for https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/money
The money libary contains a money represention based on the currency’s smallest unit to provide a more accurate handling. See the libary’s readme for more information.
Although the v1.x version of Money brings a Formatter the Twig extension uses its own, which is better suited and more flexible.
Continue reading “Twig Extension for Money value object”
Some news from the Superleansilexplate:
- v3 now uses symfony3 components
Silex 1.3 supports symfony3 so lets use it :)
Note: as symfony3 doesnt support php5.4 anymore, we dont either!
- new ConsoleServiceProvider
the one from knplabs that was used before seems to be unmaintained and wasnt matching the dependencies anymore.
So i decided to take it over and renew it a bit. Check it out!
- Docker support
I started to use Docker as dev enviroment for my projects, so i added dev & prod Docker support.
For the sake of simplicity it uses a single container with Apache and PHP7.
If you have Docker and docker-compose on your machine just spin it up with
docker-compose up and check on localhost:8088.
Continue reading “Superleansilexplate Update v3”