Core for monarc/monarc application

v2.12.7-p2 2024-02-13 13:14 UTC


MONARC Core project

Development notes concerning the following:

  • Entity
  • Table
  • Controller
  • Service
  • Container configuration in module.config.php
  • Tests Coverage


Creation of entities should be performed as a simple object instantiation, e.g.

$myEntityClass = (new MyEntityClass())

The entity should have a single responsibility and do not perform any database related operations itself.

Note! The AbstractEntity inheritance is going to be removed and the entities filters methods cleaned uo.

For generating migrating file & migrate DB with adding/deleting/changing column:

php ./vendor/bin/doctrine-module migrations:diff
php ./vendor/bin/doctrine-module migrations:migrate

Entity Table

Implementation of table (repositories) classes are done in Model/Table folder and extend AbstractTable.

In the table constructor there is mandatory to pass an entity class name that the table is responsible to manage, e.g.

public function __construct(EntityManager $entityManager)
    parent::__construct($entityManager, \MyEntityNamespace\MyEntityClass::class);

The table methods, responsible for fetching data from the DB should start from findBy prefix. AbstractTable has methods, which help with the basic entities operations.

  • save
  • remove
  • and so on.

In the module config file there is required to define an way of the table class creation. In most of the cases it works well with Laminas\Di\Container\AutowireFactory:

\MyEntityNamespace\MyEntityClass::class => AutowireFactory::class,


Controller should extend Laminas\Mvc\Controller\AbstractRestfulController.

Restful application methods to be defined:

  • getList()
  • get($id)
  • create($data)
  • update($id, $data)
  • delete($id)

In module.config.php, controllers are usually defined in the factories container like:

ControllerNameSpace\MyController::class => AutowireFactory::class,


Note New created services classes should not extend AbstractService, is going to be be removed in the future.

In the module config file the services container looks like:

ServiceNamescpace\MyService::class => Laminas\Di\Container\AutowireFactory::class,

or, in case if config needs to be injected:

ServiceNamescpace\MyService::class => Laminas\ServiceManager\AbstractFactory\ReflectionBasedAbstractFactory::class,

Tests Coverage

The implementation is partially done on MonarcAppFO side, because integration and functional tests should cover the both Core and FrontOffice modules of the MONARC application.

Unit tests can be implemented at a particular projects side.

We might move from the current Core/FrontOffice modules approach to a libraries/responsibility specific and the tests will be moved as well.


This software is licensed under GNU Affero General Public License version 3

  • Copyright (C) 2016-2020 Jérôme Lombardi -
  • Copyright (C) 2016-2020 Juan Rocha -
  • Copyright (C) 2016-2020 SMILE gie
  • Copyright (C) 2017-2020 Cédric Bonhomme -
  • Copyright (C) 2019-2021 Ruslan Baidan
  • Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Guillaume Lesniak
  • Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Thomas Metois
  • Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Jérôme De Almeida

For more information, the list of authors and contributors is available.

Disclaimer: This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.