The "Black Edition" distribution build on top of "Symfony Standard Edition"


This package is a custom Symfony Edition for black projects.

CAUTION The Black Standard Edition don't follow Semantic Versioning of Symfony Standard Edition since v2.5.1

Black Standard Edition

Welcome to the Black Standard Edition - a fully-functional Symfony2 application that you can use as the skeleton for your new applications.


$ composer create-project black-project/black-standard-edition my_project_name

Testing Tools

Behat and PhpSpec will be your BFF.


Black Standard Edition use Puli as resource locator.

Directory Structure

As you can see, there is no src root folder and all your code will be in app/src. This is because we are not using the directory structure of Symfony Standard Edition.

What's inside?

The Black Standard Edition is configured with the following defaults:

  • Twig is the only configured template engine;

  • Doctrine ORM/DBAL is configured;

  • Swiftmailer;

  • Annotations enabled for everything.

It comes pre-configured with the following bundles:

  • FrameworkBundle - The core Symfony framework bundle

  • SensioFrameworkExtraBundle - Adds several enhancements, including template and routing annotation capability

  • DoctrineBundle - Adds support for the Doctrine ORM

  • TwigBundle - Adds support for the Twig templating engine

  • SecurityBundle - Adds security by integrating Symfony's security component

  • SwiftmailerBundle - Adds support for Swiftmailer, a library for sending emails

  • MonologBundle - Adds support for Monolog, a logging library

  • WebProfilerBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds profiling functionality and the web debug toolbar

  • SensioDistributionBundle (in dev/test env) - Adds functionality for configuring and working with Symfony distributions

  • PuliSymfonyBundle — an universal package system for PHP. Puli aims to replace “bundles”, “plugins”, “modules” and similar specialized packages of different frameworks with one generic, framework independent solution.

  • AliceBundle - A Symfony bundle to manage fixtures with nelmio/alice and fzaninotto/Faker.

All libraries and bundles included in the Black Standard Edition are released under the MIT or BSD license.