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This project contains a skeleton for TYPO3-Extbase extensions.

0.8.6 2019-03-06 16:28 UTC

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Last update: 2019-04-09 07:46:33 UTC


Need to know

  • This project assumes you are using gitlab, to host your extension.
  • The vendor is currently defined static (This is going to change soon, dont worry.)
  • There is no support for windows, currently.


This composer project was created, to ease the process of creating a new extension, for the CMS TYPO3. This setup contains the commonly used files and folders, to create an extension. It also provides a configuration, to run unit and functional tests and ships a fully working gitlab-ci.yml.

How to create a new extension / How to use this project

Open your shell and navigate to the destination of your upcoming extension. Execute the following command and remember to define a name for your extension.

composer create-project riconet/extension-skeleton my_new_extension

How to run the tests

After you wrote some test files, run composer install in the root of the extension. This will create a new folder, called .Build. This folder contains a TYPO3 instance (with your extension linked), a shell script for test execution and a docker-compose.yml. You can also run code quality checks, to check your source code. To run tests, execute the script Build/Scripts/runTests.sh.

How to use the runTests.sh script

To execute the script, run ./Build/Scripts/runTests.sh, in the root of your extension.

No arguments: Run all unit tests with PHP 7.2


    Specifies which test suite to run
        - composerInstall: "composer install", handy if host has no PHP, uses composer cache of users home
        - composerValidate: "composer validate"
        - functional: functional tests
        - lint: PHP linting
        - unit (default): PHP unit tests
        - code-quality: executes code quality checks (phpstan, phpcs, phpmd).

-p <7.2|7.3>
    Specifies the PHP minor version to be used
        - 7.2 (default): use PHP 7.2
        - 7.3: use PHP 7.3

-e "<phpunit options>"
    Only with -s functional|unit
    Additional options to send to phpunit (unit & functional tests). 
    Starting with "--" must be added after options starting with "-".
    Example -e "-v --filter canRetrieveValueWithGP" to enable verbose output AND filter tests
    named "canRetrieveValueWithGP"

    Only with -s functional|unit
    Send information to host instance for test or system under test break points. This is especially
    useful if a local PhpStorm instance is listening on default xdebug port 9000. A different port
    can be selected with -y

-y <port>
    Send xdebug information to a different port than default 9000 if an IDE like PhpStorm
    is not listening on default port.

    Update existing typo3gmbh/phpXY:latest docker images. Maintenance call to docker pull latest
    versions of the main php images. The images are updated once in a while and only the youngest
    ones are supported by core testing. Use this if weird test errors occur. Also removes obsolete
    image versions of typo3gmbh/phpXY.

    Enable verbose script output. Shows variables and docker commands.

    Show this help.


Run unit tests using PHP 7.2: /Build/Scripts/runTests.sh

Run unit tests using PHP 7.3 ./Build/Scripts/runTests.sh -p 7.3