A Doctrine2 Workshop application in combination with Symfony2

dev-master 2013-11-06 23:15 UTC

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This repository hosts a Symfony2 application used for Doctrine2 workshops. It is a derivation of the Symfony Standard Distribution that is explicitly build for teaching Doctrine2 in a Symfony2 application.


When you have trouble intalling this application before a workshop, send an email to with your errors/problems and we try to help you.

If you don't have Composer installed, go to: Install Composer as described.

If you have Composer installed on your machine, go into your working directory and call depending on:

composer create-project beberlei/doctrine2-symfony2-workshop doctrine-ws dev-master --prefer-dist


php composer.phar create-project beberlei/doctrine2-symfony2-workshop doctrine-ws dev-master --prefer-dist

This will create a new project with this application and download all the dependencies.

Composer during Workshop and Github Limitations

If you are executing the composer installation during the workshop, it is possible Github limits the amount of calls through Composer by IP address. You have to create an OAuth token to continue:

  1. Create a Github account if you don't have one yet

  2. From the Commandline call:

     curl -u 'your_github_user' -d '\{"note":"Workshop"\}'
  3. Update your composer.json with the Token in the result:

         "config": {
             "github-oauth": {

Database Configuration

By default this example application will use SQLite as a database. To configure another database to use during the workshop go to app/config/config.yml and change the configuration as explained in the file. You can uncomment the specific sections for MySQL or PostgreSQL to change the database.

Setup Webserver

Unless you have PHP 5.4 installed, you have to setup a webserver like Apache or Nginx to serve your project.

With PHP 5.4 starting your Symfony application is as simple as calling:

php app/console server:run

If you don't have PHP 5.4 yet make sure to change your /etc/hosts file to contain a rule sf2demo


Put the following into /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/sf2demo or the Windows equivalent folder where your Apache Vhosts are located:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName sf2demo

    DocumentRoot /path/to/project/web
    <Directory /path/to/project/web/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
        Allow From all
        <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
            RewriteEngine On
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
            RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php [QSA,L]


Put the following into /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/sf2demo:

server {
    listen       *:80;
    server_name   sf2demo;

    set $index "index.php";

    root   /path/tp/project/web;
    index  $index;

    if (-f $request_filename) {

    if (!-e $request_filename) {
        rewrite ^(.+)$ /$index$1 last;

Important Note

This application is only for workshop purposes, it is neither secure nor sanely configured production usage.