Zend Framework/Homestead Integration
Last year, we wrote about using Laravel Homestead with ZF projects.
Today, we contributed some changes to Homestead to simplify setting it up to
serve Apigility, Expressive, and Zend Framework projects.
As of version 7.6.0, Homestead users can now define sites with any of the
following "type" values:
When one of these values is used, Homestead will setup the nginx instance used
by Homestead to properly to work with the project.
Much of what we detailed last year is still true:
You will need to add the
laravel/homesteadbox to Vagrant:
vagrant box add laravel/homestead.
You will likely want to use the vagrant-hostsupdater
plugin to Vagrant to facilitate mapping the VM IP address and server name to
your system hosts file:
vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater.
You will need to temporarily add the
laravel/homesteadpackage as a
development dependency to your application:
composer require --dev laravel/homestead.
You will need to use the Homestead tooling to create a
Once you have your
Homestead.yaml file created, you can edit it. The two things
we need specifically are:
- A folder mapping the application root directory to a directory in the vagrant
- A site definition.
Generally, the folder mapping is already present, and will look something like
folders: - map: /home/username/dev/application to: /home/vagrant/code
If you want the
Homestead.yaml to be portable, however, you can tell it to map
the current directory, and not a fully qualified path:
folders: - map: . to: /home/vagrant/code
Next, we’ll look at the site definition. After you first run
you should have the following:
sites: - map: homestead.test to: /home/vagrant/code/public
Let’s change this a bit. First, we’ll give a new site name, then a site type
(I’ll use "expressive" here, but you can change this to "apigility" or "zf"
based on your application), and we’ll enable Z-Ray.
sites: - map: expressive.test to: /home/vagrant/code/public type: expressive zray: "true"
Yes, the correct value for the zray setting is
"true"; see this issue for
From here, we can finally get running:
$ vagrant up
If you are not using the
vagrant-hostsupdater plugin, you’ll need to add an
entry to your system hosts file:
We’re hoping having this support in place will allow Zend Framework zend-mvc,
Apigility, and Expressive developers to create and share development
environments easily between their teams. If you have additional features you
would like enabled by default (e.g., auto-detection of ZF, Apigility, and
Expressive applications by
homestead make, additional default nginx
configuration, etc.), be sure to swing by the
forums and ask!
I want to extend a hearty thank you to Joe Ferguson
for helping me provide the integration, and guiding me through the
contribution process for Homestead.
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