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ZF2 development mode module

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1.1 2014-01-07 09:08 UTC


UPDATE: There is now an offical version of this module at

This ZF2 development mode module is an extraction of the Apigility Skeleton's Development Mode Controller to its own module for use in ZF2 applications.

Installation with Composer

  1. Add "19ft/nf-development-mode": "1.*" to the "require" section your composer.json file and run php composer.phar update.
  2. Copy development.config.dist to config/development.config.dist and edit as required. Commit this file to your VCS.
  3. Add any development modules to the "require-dev" section of your application's composer.json. e.g:

    "zendframework/zend-developer-tools": "dev-master",
    "zendframework/zftool": "dev-master"

    and run composer.update.

  4. If you're using Zend Developer Tools, Copy ./vendor/zendframework/zend-developer-tools/config/zenddevelopertools.local.php.dist to ./config/autoload/zenddevelopertools.local.php. Change any settings in it according to your needs.
  5. Add 'NFDevelopmentMode' to the list of Modules in your config/application.config.php file.
  6. In public/index.php, replace these lines:

    // Run the application!
    Zend\Mvc\Application::init(require 'config/application.config.php')->run();


    // Config
    $appConfig = include APPLICATION_PATH . '/config/application.config.php';
    if (file_exists(APPLICATION_PATH . '/config/development.config.php')) {
        $appConfig = Zend\Stdlib\ArrayUtils::merge($appConfig, include APPLICATION_PATH . '/config/development.config.php');
    // Run the application!

To enable development mode

cd path/to/install
php public/index.php development enable

To disable development mode

cd path/to/install
php public/index.php development disable

Note: Don't run development mode on your production server.