Routing and controllers
- Array helper
- Command bus
- Date and time
- File system
- HTML helper
- Image manipulation
- Number helper
- Retry helper
- String helper
- URL builder
- UUID helper
- PHP 7.4.0 or higher *
If you plan to use the database library then you'll also need to install
* Tested on PHP 7.4, 8.0 and 8.1
Installing Mako is easy and can be with done in a few simple steps thanks to composer.
First you'll have to create a new project:
composer create-project mako/app <project name>
Next you'll have to make the
app/storage/* directories writable (command my vary depending on your system):
chown www-data:www-data -R app/storage
Note that only the most essential services are enabled by default. Enable the ones that you need by uncommenting them in the
Mako includes a simple development server which can be started with the following command:
php app/reactor server
http://localhost:8000 in your browser of choice and you're ready to start coding!
The included development server is great when getting started and for quick prototyping but your should probably use a VM setup that closely resembles your production environment for advanced projects.
Mako and all your other dependencies can easily be updated when a new patch release is made available using the following command:
If you want to bump the Mako version (e.g. from
6.1.*) then you'll have to update your
composer.json file before running the update command.
Some releases might require some minor code changes. These will be documented in the upgrade guides.