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Rock solid PHAR compiler for PHP

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Rock-solid PHAR compiler for PHP

##What is Concrete?

Concrete is a simple CLI tool that helps you to compile your PHP application into PHAR binary for distribution.


There are three ways of using Concrete. Through Composer, you can install Concrete to your system hassle-free or include it as a library on your project. Alternatively, you can build Concrete into a PHAR archive and use the binary.

###Usage - Composer CLI Application

With great thanks to Composer, you can install Concrete on your machine. You must ensure that Composer is installed on your system. Run the following command to install Concrete.

composer global require mauris/concrete

After installation is complete, you will be able to use concrete:

concrete build

###Usage - Composer Library

You can use Concrete by adding the following mauris/concrete into your composer.json file like this:

        "mauris/concrete": "1.2.*"

Then install your dependencies by following the Composer installation command:

$ php composer.phar install

After which, you may create a Compiler class that extends from \Concrete\Compiler and you may write your build script within the protected overriding method compile(). To build your PHAR binary, write a script to run the build() method of your Compiler class.

###Usage - PHAR Binary

You can use Concrete as a standalone PHAR binary. Either

  1. Download from the Release page; or,
  2. Follow the instructions found in "Building Concrete" to build the concrete.phar.

##Building Concrete

Concrete uses concrete.json to compile itself into concrete.phar by running:

$ php bin/concrete

Concrete will use the information found in the concrete.json file of the project directory to build itself.

Afterwhich, you will find the concrete.phar generated in the current working directory.


Concrete is released open source under the BSD 3-Clause License. See the LICENSE file in repository for details.