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Bamboo, an e-commerce suite built with Elcodi

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v2.0.0 2016-02-01 14:47 UTC


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Welcome to Bamboo e-commerce - a fully-functional e-commerce application built using Elcodi components on top of the Symfony framework.

Yes, you got it right! Bamboo uses the Symfony framework but our components are framework agnostic, that is, they only depend on the Symfony components as opposed to the whole framework or any of its distributions.

Why should I use Bamboo? That's simple, to sell your products. We provide you with an interface to sell your products and manage your store. You only have to focus on offering a good product, we take care of the rest.

Elcodi was awarded as the Best Open Source project of 2015 by the Symfony Community awards.

Best Open Source


We're trying to build this project with a light default dependencies. These are ours.


To use Bamboo and Elcodi you need a PHP version not lower than 5.4. For more info just visit their installation page


This PHP extension is used to being already installed when you add PHP in your distribution

Images are a really important part of an store. Bamboo uses PHP GD to resize and optimize all product images. For more info just visit their installation page

After that, you will be able to change the adapter and use other implementations.


And, where do you save your data? By default we use MySQL, remember to install it as well as its extension for PHP. For more info just visit their installation page


Composer is required to manage dependencies.

if you have not yet installed Composer, download it following the instructions on http://getcomposer.org/ or just run the following command:

$ curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php


If you're used to working with LAMP environment, then you will have Bamboo running in your computer in less than 5 minutes.

1. Install the project

After installing composer you can create your new Bamboo project.

$ php composer.phar create-project elcodi/bamboo bamboo -sdev

The installation process will ask you for some parameters like the database driver, username, password, database name, etc

Enter your directory to start the configuration step and use our magic command to create a complete development environment. Just one single line to rule them all

$ cd bamboo/
$ php app/console elcodi:install

By default only Spain will be installed. We have focused this step to run as fast as possible, so then, you'll be able to install more countries. You can add some countries in addition by using the --country command option.

$ php app/console elcodi:install --country=FR --country=IT

2. Run the server

Our store is ready to run. Use the built-in server to take a look at the project.

$ php app/console server:run

3. Visit your store

You're done! Visit http://localhost:8000 in your browser and take a look at what we have for you :) Use these Customer credentials in the store

Customer username: customer@customer.com
Customer password: 1234

And for the admin panel, use this Admin credentials.

Admin username: admin@admin.com
Admin password: 1234

Remember to remove these users properly as soon as you're in production.


Metrics are not enabled by default. If you want to enable them, then you need to install Redis. For more info just visit their installation page

In order to use the last Redis features, like the HyperLogLog commands, be sure your Redis version is at least v2.8.9.


By default, Bamboo is installed without any doctrine cache. You can change this settings by changing the file app/cache/config/common/cache.yml and by changing the value array for another one.

You can check some documentation about different types of cache in the Doctrine Cache Bundle repository page.

The most used cache type in Bamboo is redis. Make sure then that you have the php redis extension installed properly.


We are doing some tests, and this will be in cresciendo. You can ensure yourself that all the cases we've been working on are actually green. We are using Behat and PHPUnit, so you only need to execute all suites by using this piece of code.

$ php bin/behat
$ php bin/phpunit -c app
$ php app/console visithor:go --format=pretty --env=test


You can report any issue on Bamboo or Elcodi

Need help

If you need any help with the installation or understanding elcodi or bamboo you can contact us on gitter. We will be glad to help you, just ask for help.