Project skeleton for workshops.

v1.0.1 2019-06-01 16:01 UTC

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Last update: 2022-11-29 02:36:54 UTC


This is a basic Symfony application with a basic docker setup for development.

This dockerized skeleton will provide all the services we need throughout the workshop, plus some more to play around with. This is not intended as a template for a production ready environment and most likely is even missing things you might want in your regular development setup like SSL certificates.


  1. Create project from skeleton

    git clone
  2. Build docker image for app

    # cd workshop-skeleton
    docker-compose build
  3. Start up docker containers

    docker-compose up -d

    The -d-flag is optional and allows you to run other commands afterwards

  4. Install project dependencies for the Symfony application

    docker-compose exec app composer install

Checking if everything is working

Once you followed the installation instructions, you should be able to open the following URLs in your preferred browser:

Screenshot of the open browser windows

Additionally you should be able to connect to the MySQL database on port 3306.

If you can access each section, you are well prepared for the workshop and ready to get started 👍


I can not connect to one or more of the services (RabbitMQ, Redis, MySQL)

This could be, because the port is already being used, e.g. by a local instance. You can modify the docker-compose.yml to change the port being exposed to the outside by checking the service's port: settings and changing the value before the colon. Another option could be to temporarily disable the local service if you have permissions.

The Symfony application only shows a blank page

This could be because of file permissions or problems with mounting the volume. Please make sure the directory has permissions for File Sharing in your Docker preferences.

Preferences Pane for File Sharing

I am not permitted to install Docker on my machine

If you can not use the dockerized setup, don't worry. We will not need most of the services provided, only the Symfony application and a database. Feel free to run things locally using the following instructions:

  1. Create project composer create-project brumann/workshop-skeleton workshop
  2. Run a PHP internal webserver: php -S -t public/

Additionally make sure that you have a database server like MySQL or Postgres running or whether you have sqlite3 installed. To make sure the database is usable by your PHP applications, you can check php -m | grep pdo. This should print out the name of all available drivers you can use.

I have XAMPP, WAMPP or something similar setup, can I use that?

Yes, but I have not used those in a while, so I might not have the time to properly assist you, should you run into problems. Please make sure in advance that you have PHP 7.1+ and a database you can use.

How can I run Symfony console commands?

You can log into the app-service to run console commands, just like you are used to:

docker-compose exec app bash

This will open a terminal inside the container in the project folder, so afterwards you can run commands like bin/console cache:clear. If you only want to run a single command you can also replace bash with that command:

docker-compose exec app bin/console cache:clear

Some development tools like PhpStorm also allow you to connect to containers and perform commands.

Issues, questions and suggestions

Should you have any other issue not covered in the troubleshooting guide or need further assistance with setting up the skeleton don't hesitate to contact me, preferably via email: