Creating Symfony applications

If you are building a traditional web application:

composer create-project symfony/website-skeleton my_project

If you are building a microservice, console application or API:

composer create-project symfony/skeleton my_project

First, install the Symfony Installer. Then, run this command:

symfony new my_project 3.4
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Using Symfony Components
in PHP applications

Symfony applications are built on top of a set of decoupled and reusable PHP components called Symfony Components. They have become the standard foundation on which the best PHP applications are built on. You can use any of these components on your own applications independently from the framework.

Adding a Symfony Component to your application:

composer require

This requires to install Composer globally in your system.

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