Composer is an essential tool for the work of PHP developers. This PHP dependency manager is capable of checking and indicating which components and libraries are missing from your web project and what versions are required, downloading and installing them, sparing you the dirty work.
A package manager?
It may seem like a package manager, but the creators of Composer are quite clear: it is a dependency manager. Unlike package managers, Composer works directly with your projects, and therefore, installs the dependencies directly in the directories involved.
How Composer works
- You have an unfinished project because you depend on a large amount of libraries.
- In turn, these libraries depend on others.
- You explain your dependencies.
- You download the correct compatible version directly to your project.
If you usually work with PHP, download Composer for free and forget about all your dependencies.