Adopting a Methodology
Teaching is about repeating the same thing again and again. I won't do that. I promise. At the end of each step, you should do a little dance and save your work. It is like
Ctrl+S but for a website.
At the end of each step, don't forget to commit your changes:
$ git add .
$ git commit -m'Add some new feature'
You can safely add "everything" as Symfony manages a
.gitignore file for you. And each package can add more configuration. Have a look at the current content:
The funny strings are markers added by Symfony Flex so that it knows what to remove if you decide to uninstall a dependency. I told you, all the tedious work is done by Symfony, not you.
It could be nice to push your repository to a server somewhere. GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket are good choices.
If you are deploying on Platform.sh, you already have a copy of the Git repository as Platform.sh uses Git behind the scenes when you are using
cloud:deploy. But you should not rely on the Platform.sh Git repository. It is only for deployment usage. It is not a backup.
Another good habit is to deploy frequently. Deploying at the end of each step is a good pace:
$ symfony cloud:deploy