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Last updated : Nov 10, 2015
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Nov 2015
Adopt ? We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.

Although the idea of dependency management is not new and considered to be a fundamental development practice, it is not widely adopted by the PHP community. Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It is strongly influenced by tools from other technology stacks like Node's npm and Ruby's Bundler. We are now seeing wide adoption across PHP projects and it is fairly mature. You can still have to do some shims for internal libraries, you can use it for most external libraries.

May 2015
Adopt ? We feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.
Jan 2015
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Although the idea of dependency management is not new and considered to be a fundamental development practice, it is not widely adopted by the PHP community. Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It is strongly influenced by tools from other technology stacks like Node's npm and Ruby's Bundler. 

Published : Jan 28, 2015
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