A Slim Framework 3 skeleton

1.0.0 2018-12-10 13:25 UTC

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Last update: 2020-09-11 05:54:13 UTC


This application skeleton is a new refreshing look on Slim project structure. It allows you to quickly setup a new project and start working on your business requirements.

It comes with latest Slim 3 and it's PHP-View template renderer, logger, helper classes to facilitate your work with unit tests and sample classes to help you to start on. This skeleton is built on kod/bootstrap-slim package which makes your development process easier and your code more organized.

Adepts of MVC approach will find a ready to use MVC structure and classes. And if you are not a fun of MVC you can go with classical Slim functional programming. Simply remove MVC folder from your project.

Create new project

Run following commands from the directory in which you want to setup your new project. Do not forget to replace [you-app-name] with the desired directory name for your application.

composer create-project kod/slim-skeleton [you-app-name]
cd [you-app-name]
# install dependencies
composer install
# start php server
composer run start --timeout=0
# Open the browser and go to http://localhost:8099/ to see the sample page

If the port :8099 is taken by another program update composer.json and set another value for the port in start command.

Server configuration

The document root of your project's virtual host must point to src/public directory.


Default format is a json format. If the application is executed with php built-in server logger will write logs to stdout. If it's run on the server (apache/nginx) it will write to var/debug.log. Ensure this directory is writable by the server. For logger configuration see logger settings.

Composer Commands

command usage description
start composer run start --timeout=0 start the php built-in server
phpcs composer phpcs run php code style check (uses PSR2 requirements)
phpcs-fix composer phpcs-fix fix code style errors and warning
phpunit composer phpunit run unit tests
phpunit-cover composer phpunit-cover run unit tests with coverage report (available in ./coverage folder)
test composer test run code style check and unit tests

Have fun!