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URL routing, easier.

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#Packfire Router

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Fast & clean URL router for PHP 5.3+.

  • No-frills URL to callback routing
  • Fast route dispatch through effective OOP design
  • Scalable and expansive API


Use Composer to install "packfire/router": "1.0.*".

  1. Download composer.phar
  2. Add "packfire/router": "1.0.*" under the "require" configuration in composer.json.
  3. Run php composer.phar install to install Packfire Router.

Loading Routes from Config

Simply load your routes from any configuration format you like:

use Packfire\Router\FileLoader;

$loader = new FileLoader('config/routes.yml'); // loading from a YAML file
$loader = new FileLoader('config/routes.json'); // loading from a JSON file
$loader = new FileLoader('config/routes.php'); // or loading from a PHP file that returns an array of configuration

// create the Router object using the configuration
$router = $loader->load();

A sample configuration looks like this (in YAML):

    path: /
    method: get
    action: HeartCode\Blog\Controller::index
    path: /post/:id-:title
    method: get
      id: i
      title: slug
    action: HeartCode\Blog\Controller:view

##Routing Requests

Routing requests is simple:

use Packfire\Router\FileLoader;
use Packfire\Router\CurrentRequest;

$loader = new FileLoader('config/routes.yml');
$router = $loader->load();

// load data from $_SERVER
$request = new CurrentRequest();

// Get the route based on the current request
$route = $router->route($request);

With the $route object in hand, you can easily execute the $route by simply running the callback:

// performs the action that the route needs to

##Generating URLs from Routes

You can perform reverse engineering by putting the route and parameters to form its full working URL:

use Packfire\Router\FileLoader;    

$loader = new FileLoader('config/routes.yml');
$router = $loader->load();

$url = $router->generate('post', array('id' => 412, 'title' => 'maybe-this-works'));

$url will probably equals to /post/412-maybe-this-works