Yii2 + Git + Composer Best Practices


(Live Webscore) #1

So I am looking forward to first taste of Yii2 and also composer and I was wondering what is the best practice to manage composer and git alongside in a code base. As far as I can see composer-installed third party extensions appear as git submodules (if they are pulled from github). In addition, I would like my custom code to be in git. So my question is what is the git deployment best practices in this case? Should I run composer update on the production server every time I deploy? Should I deploy the composer.lock file so that I can ensure the same extension version all over the place?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


(Renkas) #2

deploy composer.lock and run composer install on production. This way you will get versions that are defined in lock file.

Use composer update only in dev/testing.


(Nagyt) #3

Does it mean, that the vendor directory can be excluded from git?


(Schmunk) #4

@Nagy Read this https://getcomposer.org/doc/faqs/should-i-commit-the-dependencies-in-my-vendor-directory.md