Slim Starter: Build MVC Web applications based on Slim framework

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This package can be used to Build MVC Web applications based on the Slim framework.

It provides simplified means to create Web applications defining routes, providing base classes for models and controllers, and using Twig as template engine for the views.

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SlimStarter is a bootstrap application built with Slim Framework in MVC architecture, with Laravel's Eloquent as database provider (Model) and Twig as template engine (View).

Additional package is Sentry as authentication provider and Slim-facade which provide easy access to underlying Slim API with static interface like Laravel syntax (built based on Laravel's Facade).


You can test SlimStarter in live site by visiting here : (shared hosting) (pagodabox)

with username `` and password `password`.


> You can now install SlimStarter on pagodabox via App Cafe

1 Manual Install

You can manually install SlimStarter by cloning this repo or download the zip file from this repo, and run `composer install`.

$git clone .
$composer install

2 Install via `composer create-project`

Alternatively, you can use `composer create-project` to install SlimStarter without downloading zip or cloning this repo.

composer create-project xsanisty/slim-starter --stability="dev"

3 Setup Permission

After composer finished install the dependencies, you need to change file and folder permission.

chmod -R 777 app/storage/
chmod 666 app/config/database.php

4 Configure and Setup Database

You can now access the installer by pointing install.php in your browser



Configuration file of SlimStarter located in `app/config`, edit the database.php, cookie.php and other to match your need


Routing configuration is located in `app/routes.php`, it use Route facade to access underlying Slim router. If you prefer the 'Slim' way, you can use $app to access Slim instance

Route to closure

Route::get('/', function(){

/ the Slim way */
$app->get('/', function() use ($app){

Route to controller method

/ get method */
Route::get('/', 'SomeController:someMethod');

/ post method */
Route::post('/post', 'PostController:create');

/ put method */
Route::put('/post/:id', 'PostController:update');

/ delete method */
Route::delete('/post/:id', 'PostController:destroy');

Route Middleware

/ route middleware */
Route::get('/admin', function(){
    //route middleware to check user login or redirect
}, 'AdminController:index');

Route group

/ Route group to book resource */
Route::group('/book', function(){
    Route::get('/', 'BookController:index'); // GET /book
    Route::post('/', 'BookController:store'); // POST /book
    Route::get('/create', 'BookController:create'); // Create form of /book
    Route::get('/:id', 'BookController:show'); // GET /book/:id
    Route::get('/:id/edit', 'BookController:edit'); // GET /book/:id/edit
    Route::put('/:id', 'BookController:update'); // PUT /book/:id
    Route::delete('/:id', 'BookController:destroy'); // DELETE /book/:id

Route Resource this will have same effect on route group above like Laravel Route::resource

/ Route to book resource */
Route::resource('/book', 'BookController');


/ Route to book resource */
Route::controller('/book', 'BookController');

 * GET /book will be mapped to BookController:getIndex
 * POST /book will be mapped to BookController:postIndex
 * [METHOD] /book/[path] will be mapped to BookController:methodPath


Models are located in `app/models` directory, since Eloquent is used as database provider, you can write model like you write model for Laravel, for complete documentation about eloquent, please refer to

file : app/models/Book.php

class Book Extends Model{}

>Note: Eloquent has some limitations due to dependency to some Laravel's and Symfony's components which is not included, such as `remember()`, `paginate`, and validation method, which is depend on `Illuminate\Cache`, `Illuminate\Filesystem`,

## Controller
Controllers are located in ```app/controllers``` directory, you may extends the BaseController to get access to predefined helper.
You can also place your controller in namespace to group your controller.

file : app/controllers/HomeController.php

Class HomeController extends BaseController{

public function welcome(){
    $this->data['title'] = 'Some title';
    View::display('welcome.twig', $this->data);


## Controller helper

### Get reference to Slim instance
You can access Slim instance inside your controller by accessing $app property

$this->app; //reference to Slim instance

### Loading javascript assets or CSS assets
SlimStarter shipped with default master template with js and css asset already in place, to load your own js or css file
you can use ```loadJs``` or ```loadCss``` , ```removeJs``` or ```removeCss``` to remove js or css, ```resetJs``` or ```resetCss```
to remove all queued js or css file.

/ * load local js file located in public/assets/js/application.js * by default, it will be placed in the last list, * to modify it, use position option in second parameter * array( * 'position' => 'last|first|after:file|before:file' * ) */ $this->loadJs('application.js', ['position' => 'after:jquery.js'])

/ * load external js file, eg: js in CDN * use location option in second parameter * array( * 'location' => 'internal|external' * ) */ $this->loadJs('', ['location' => 'external']);

/ remove js file from the list */ $this->removeJs('user.js');

/ reset js queue, no js file will be loaded */ $this->resetJs();

/ load local css file located in public/assets/css/style.css */ $this->loadCss('style.css')

/ load external css file, eg: js in CDN */ $this->loadCss('//', ['location' => 'external']);


### Publish PHP variable to javascript
You can also publish PHP variable to make it accessible via javascript (must extends master.twig)

/ publish the variable */ $this->publish('user', User::find(1)->toArray());

/ remove the variable */ $this->unpublish('user');

the user variable will be accessible in 'global' namespace


### Default variable available in template

## View
Views file are located in ```app/views``` directory in twig format, there is master.twig with 'body' block as default master template
shipped with SlimStarer that will provide default access to published js variable.

For detailed Twig documentation, please refer to

file : app/views/welcome.twig

{% extends 'master.twig' %} {% block body %}

Welcome to SlimStarter

{% endblock %}

### Rendering view inside controller
If your controller extends the BaseController class, you will have access to $data property which will be the placeholder for all
view's data.

View::display('welcome.twig', $this->data);

## Hooks and Middlewares
You can still hook the Slim event, or registering Middleware to Slim instance in ```app/bootstrap/app.php```,
Slim instance is accessible in ```$app``` variable.

$app->hook('slim.before.route', function(){

//do your hook


$app->add(new SomeActionMiddleware());

You can write your own middleware class in ```app/middlewares``` directory.

file : app/middlewares/SomeActionMiddleware.php

class SomeActionMiddleware extends Middleware {

public function call()
    // Get reference to application
    $app = $this->app;

    // Run inner middleware and application

    // do your stuff


In case autoloader cannot resolve your classes, do ```composer dump-autoload``` so composer can resolve your class location
  • user_manager_module
File Role Description
app (1 file, 6 directories)
public (3 files, 1 directory)
src (1 directory)
Boxfile Data Information file for deploying on pagodabox cloud server
Boxfile.install Data Information file for deploying on pagodabox cloud server
composer.json Data package dependency information
LICENSE Lic. License file
migrate.php Example script for migrating basic db Doc. basic documentation file

  Files  /  app  
File Role Description
bootstrap (2 files)
config (6 files)
controllers (4 files, 1 directory)
models (1 file)
modules (1 directory)
views (2 files, 3 directories)
   routes.php Appl. routing configuration

  Files  /  app  /  bootstrap  
File Role Description
   app.php Appl. startup configuration
   start.php Appl. application bootstrapper

  Files  /  app  /  config  
File Role Description
   aliases.php Conf. alias configuration
   cookies.php Conf. cookie configuration
   database.php Conf. database configuration
   sentry.php Conf. sentry authentication configuration
   slim.php Conf. Slim configuration
   twig.php Conf. twig configuration

  Files  /  app  /  controllers  
File Role Description
Admin (2 files)
   BaseController.php Appl. Base controller
   DocController.php Appl. Documentation controller
   HomeController.php Appl. welcome page controller
   InstallController.php Appl. Installation controller

  Files  /  app  /  controllers  /  Admin  
File Role Description
   AdminController.php Appl. Admin authentication Controller
   BaseController.php Appl. Admin Base controller

  Files  /  app  /  models  
File Role Description
   User.php Appl. User Model

  Files  /  app  /  modules  
File Role Description
UserGroup (1 file, 2 directories)

  Files  /  app  /  modules  /  UserGroup  
File Role Description
Controllers (2 files)
views (2 directories)
   Initialize.php Appl. UserGroup module initializer

  Files  /  app  /  modules  /  UserGroup  /  Controllers  
File Role Description
   GroupController.php Appl. Application script
   UserController.php Class Class source

  Files  /  app  /  modules  /  UserGroup  /  views  
File Role Description
group (1 file)
user (3 files)

  Files  /  app  /  modules  /  UserGroup  /  views  /  group  
File Role Description
   index.twig Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  app  /  modules  /  UserGroup  /  views  /  user  
File Role Description
   edit.twig Data Auxiliary data
   form.twig Data Auxiliary data
   index.twig Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  app  /  views  
File Role Description
admin (5 files)
docs (3 files)
install (2 files)
   master.twig Data master template file
   welcome.twig Data sample template file

  Files  /  app  /  views  /  admin  
File Role Description
   dashboard.twig Data base dashboard template
   index.twig Data Auxiliary data
   login.twig Data Auxiliary data
   sidebar.twig Data Auxiliary data
   topbar.twig Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  app  /  views  /  docs  
File Role Description
   index.twig Data Auxiliary data
   sidebar.twig Data Auxiliary data
   topbar.twig Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  app  /  views  /  install  
File Role Description
   configure_db.twig Data Auxiliary data
   finish.twig Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  
File Role Description
assets (4 directories)
   .htaccess Data apache rewrite script
   index.php Appl. front controller
   install.php Appl. install script

  Files  /  public  /  assets  
File Role Description
css (6 files, 1 directory)
fonts (2 files)
images (2 files)
js (4 files, 3 directories)

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  
File Role Description
plugins (4 directories)
   bootstrap.css Data Auxiliary data
   bootstrap.min.css Data Auxiliary data
   custom.css Data Auxiliary data
   font-awesome.css Data Auxiliary data
   font-awesome.min.css Data Auxiliary data
   sb-admin.css Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  /  plugins  
File Role Description
dataTables (1 file)
morris (1 file)
social-buttons (1 file)
timeline (1 file)

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  /  plugins  /  dataTables  
File Role Description
   dataTables.bootstrap.css Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  /  plugins  /  morris  
File Role Description
   morris-0.4.3.min.css Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  /  plugins  /  social-buttons  
File Role Description
   social-buttons.css Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  css  /  plugins  /  timeline  
File Role Description
   timeline.css Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  fonts  
File Role Description
   fontawesome-webfont.svg Data Auxiliary data
   glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  images  
File Role Description
   loader.gif Icon Icon image
   logo.png Icon Icon image

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  
File Role Description
app (2 files)
demo (3 files)
plugins (4 directories)
   bootstrap.js Data Auxiliary data
   bootstrap.min.js Data Auxiliary data
   jquery-1.10.2.js Data Auxiliary data
   sb-admin.js Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  app  
File Role Description
   install.js Data Auxiliary data
   user.js Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  demo  
File Role Description
   dashboard-demo.js Data Auxiliary data
   flot-demo.js Data Auxiliary data
   morris-demo.js Data Auxiliary data

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  plugins  
File Role Description
dataTables (2 files)
flot (5 files)
metisMenu (1 file)
morris (2 files)

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  plugins  /  dataTables  
File Role Description
   dataTables.bootstrap.js Data Auxiliary data
   jquery.dataTables.js Data datatable js plugin

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  plugins  /  flot  
File Role Description
   excanvas.min.js Data excanvas for canvas ability in when not supported
   jquery.flot.js Data jquery plugin for graphing
   jquery.flot.pie.js Data support pie chart for flot
   jquery.flot.resize.js Data support resize chart for flot
   jquery.flot.tooltip.min.js Data support tooltip for flot

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  plugins  /  metisMenu  
File Role Description
   jquery.metisMenu.js Data menu effect for admin dashboard

  Files  /  public  /  assets  /  js  /  plugins  /  morris  
File Role Description
   morris.js Data morris chart plugin
   raphael-2.1.0.min.js Data raphael plugin for morris

  Files  /  src  
File Role Description
SlimStarter (1 file, 4 directories)

  Files  /  src  /  SlimStarter  
File Role Description
Facade (6 files)
Menu (3 files)
Module (3 files)
TwigExtension (1 file)
   Bootstrap.php Class Application Bootstrapper class

  Files  /  src  /  SlimStarter  /  Facade  
File Role Description
   DatabaseFacade.php Class Database static proxy class
   MenuManagerFacade.php Class Menu Manager static proxy class
   ModuleManagerFacade.php Class Modue Manager static proxy class
   ResponseFacade.php Class Response static proxy class
   RouteFacade.php Class Route static proxy class
   SentryFacade.php Class Sentry static proxy class

  Files  /  src  /  SlimStarter  /  Menu  
File Role Description
   MenuCollection.php Class Menu collection to manage menu item
   MenuItem.php Class MenuItem class
   MenuManager.php Class Menu manager for rendering ang manage menu collection

  Files  /  src  /  SlimStarter  /  Module  
File Role Description
   Initializer.php Class base modue initializer
   Manager.php Class module manager
   ModuleInterface.php Class Class source

  Files  /  src  /  SlimStarter  /  TwigExtension  
File Role Description
   MenuRenderer.php Class Twig extension for rendering menu

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