It seems like modern php projects have a lot of duplicated needs- test suite configuration, licenses, continuous integration setup, etc etc. All of these serve a real need, and a project can't be considered mature without them, but there is also something to be said for reducing the barrier of entry on setting up new projects.
Spark is a project template system that creates new projects with a simple command line argument. It supports a variety of project types that can be specified with an argument, defaulting to the "library" package-
$ spark create AcmeLibrary
Creating a different type of project, such as a cli application, is trivial-
$ spark create AcmeShellApplication cli
In each of these cases a new project will be created in your current directory in a folder with the project name (-d to pick a different location).
Getting a list of available project types is simple using the show command, which can also display additional information. about each package.
$ spark show packages $ spark show packages cli
To install Spark using Composer, install Composer and issue the following command:
$ ./composer.phar global require tedivm/spark @stable
If you haven't already, add
~/.composer/vendor/bin to your
Releases of Spark are available on Github. Download the spark.phar file and run it locally or move it to your system bin.
sudo cp spark.phar /usr/local/bin/spark sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/spark