Loïc Faugeron is back again with another in his "Ultimate Developer Guide" series each focusing on an individual component of the Symfony framework. In this new article he focuses on a very widely used component - the Console component.
In this guide we explore the standalone libraries (also known as "Components") provided by Symfony to help us build applications.
He starts with the definition of an
Application class and gives an example of using it to make a simple command line script. He talks about some of the built-in features and how to create
Command classes that hold the actual functionality in your command-line tool. He finishes up the post by talking about the input, output and styling functionality also included with the component and how they can be used.