Integrate minibus into symfony2

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Yolo Yolo ^.^. This is an integration of Minibus for Symfony2 applications.

A Minibus, but why ?

Minibus is a standalone PHP 5.4 library which allows you to decouple your application responsabilities and actions into plural stations. The main goal is to create meaningful controllers and limit their responsabilities. For example with Minibus, your application entry points have nothing to do with the view. Their responsability will only be to change and retrieve a given state.


Install the bundle:

$ php composer.phar require knplabs/knp-minibus-bundle

Update your AppKernel:

// app/AppKernel.php
$bundles = [
    // ...
    new Knp\MinibusBundle\KnpMinibusBundle,

Quick view

You were waiting for a demonstration, here it is!

Create a MinibusBundle

In order to start working with Minibus you need to create your first MinibusBundle:

namespace App;

use Knp\MinibusBundle\Bundle\MinibusBundle;

class AppBundle extends MinibusBundle

Now register it inside your AppKernel:

// app/AppKernel.php
$bundles = [
    // ...
    new App\AppBundle,

Create stations

Stations are like controllers, except that you can launch as many stations as you want during one action and the station does not handle any kind of view. In fact the only role of a station is to create/retrieve/update Minibus passengers. (understand data).

Station must be located under BundleNamespace\Station and implements Knp\Minibus\Station. This is a station example:

namespace App\Station;

use Knp\Minibus\Station;
use Knp\Minibus\Minibus;

class UsernameStation implements Station
    public function handle(Minibus $minibus, array $configuration = [])
        $minibus->addPassenger('username', 'Sheldon Cooper');


MinibusBundle comes with a complete yaml routing syntax that allows you to easily create a line. Once you get some stations ready to be used you can load a minibus routing:

# app/config/routing.yml
    resource: @AppBundle/Resources/config/routing.yml
    type: minibus
    prefix: /

Here comes the routing:

    pattern: /some/action
    method: GET
        app.username: ~
        app.other: ~
        app.magic: ~
            template: "App::some.html.twig"
            service: some_service_id
            method: getMagicMan

Give it a try!

That's pretty it. Give it a try!.

Of course if you want a complete documentation of this bundle you just have to follow the guide!

Get more!