Automation tool mixed with code generator for easier continuous development

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0.6.2 2018-10-27 11:25 UTC


Automation tool mixed with code generator for easier continuous development

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Simplifies and automates:

Functionality is provided and can be extended with plugins.


There are several ways of installation in order of preference:

  1. download PHAR from http://hiqdev.com/hidev/hidev.phar
  2. require hiqdev/hidev in your project's composer.json
  3. install globally with composer global require "hiqdev/hidev:*"


The main idea behind HiDev is to combine code generator and build tool to stop copying config files between your projects. And automate all the repeated tasks of course. But firstly generate all the files that can be generated, e.g.:

  • .gitignore, README.md, LICENSE, CHANGELOG.md
  • composer.json
  • .travis.yml, .scrutinizer.yml
  • phpunit.xml, codeception.yml
  • .php_cs

You write a simple config specifying general information about your package and plugins to be used. HiDev alone does nothing at all! You specify what you want it to do in config or use plugins. There are predefined plugins with generally usable configs or you can create plugins yourself.

For example, hiqdev/hidev-php plugin is a general config for PHP projects and will enable HiDev to create all the listed above files and adds goals to use:

  • hidev default or simply hidev will update config files according to the changes you made
  • hidev fix: will update .php_cs file and run php-cs-fixer to fix code style of your PHP files
  • hidev test: will update phpunit.xml and run your tests with phpunit
  • hidev build: will do fix and test alltogether
  • hidev bump and hidev release will bump project version and publish release to GitHub

HiDev can generate different files: sources, tests, anything else based on templates and all the information available in config files or elsewhere.

Now I'm working to enable HiDev to do more:

  • project bootstraping and deploy
  • integration with other build tools: robo, grunt, gulp, ...
  • more for Python: pep8, tests, ...


The main config file is: hidev.yml.

You can generate basic config file with init command:

hidev init the-vendor/my-new-package

You will receive:

    type:           project
    name:           my-new-package
    title:          My New Package
    keywords:       my, new, package

    name:           the-vendor
            name:       Andrii Vasyliev
            email:      sol@hiqdev.com

Package section holds info about the package:

  • name: your package name, same as in package manager but without vendor name
  • title: single line description of your package (description in composer.json)
  • type, keywords: same as in package manager

Also you can add more info for better README generation:

  • headline: short user friendly name of your project, used for README header
  • description: longer description

Vendor section holds info about you or your company:

  • name: same as in package manager
  • title: full vendor name, will be used for README, LICENSE and so on
  • github, homepage, forum, email: obviously
  • license: will be used if package does not specify one
  • authors: array of authors, see: HiQDev's config

Best way to configure vendor is to create and use your vendor plugin for HiDev. It's easy, just fork hiqdev/hidev-hiqdev, change it appropriately and publish to Packagist.

For examples of HiDev configuration you can see our repos on GitHub, all of them are automated with HiDev.


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This project is released under the terms of the BSD-3-Clause license. Read more here.

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