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Batteries for Phalcon PHP framework

So you use phalconphp and like the speed and simplicity of it but miss some cool things and neat ways to do something? I did too. So I ended up writing a thin plug and play wrapper for phalcon that does basically many of the things you wished were in phalcon already.

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Foundations, adapters, extensions, middlewares and utilities for Phalcon


Useful phalcon adapters, middlewares, extensions and utilities!

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composer require adhocore/phalcon-ext
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What's included












Extends Phalcon\Cache\Backend\Redis to allow access over the underlying redis binding.


$di->setShared('redis', function () {
    return new \PhalconExt\Cache\Redis(new \Phalcon\Cache\Frontend\None(['lifetime' => 0]));

// Call native \Redis methods like:
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Definitely check how it works in adhocore/cli and how it is integrated & used in example/cli, example/MainTask.php


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Ignite your phalcon app with this multipurpose library. It is a collection of extensions/adapters/middlewares and utilities to make development with phalcon fun, elegant and easy. You can also build cool console interfaces and schedule tasks like a pro :)

What's included

  • powerful dynamic di resolver
  • common middlewares (cache, auth, cors, throttle ...) for the web and console
  • a well architected middlware pattern common for both micro+mvc app
  • extra logging utilities
  • mailer on top of swiftmailer
  • easy to use validation: the same way we all did in laravel before and loved it
  • thin twig bridge so you can use twig template natively alongside volt
  • neat, powerful argv parser for cli and task scheduler
  • jwt auth for APIs (as middleware) if you like
  • query logger with full control of traces

Besides, It has fully covered test cases, complete documentation and illustrative examples for many usecases. And not to mention it gracefully mediates the parity of doing things in mvc or micro mode presenting you one consistent common approach.

Scrutinizer score: 10/10

Thanks for reading, please try out and give some feedbacks. Any contribution would be received with thanks.

Happy hacking. :)


Discussion (3)

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Hi! a few years ago, I was wondering which PHP framework I'll be using in my new project. I had the choice between Symfony, Laravel, Slim & others, but I also discovered Phalcon.
Finally, I choose Slim because I don't like big frameworks & ORM, but I'm still interested in Phalcon and 4 years after, it seems to become widely adopted in the PHP world.
What is your opinion about Phalcon? For which use-cases do you use it? Did you ever built a serious application on top of it?

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J Author

yes we use parts of it in quite big phalcon app and so far so good. would love to hear what you build using this extension, and in case there is hiccups which you believe comes from this one, please file the issue in repo and i would do my best to help/fix.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Unfortunately, I never used Phalcon yet, but I keep it in mind for a further project.