Getting started with Objective PHP


The most important pre-requisite needed to use Objective PHP is PHP7.

If you don’t have it installed yet, please take a look at Official PHP website and read instruction about PHP7 installation on your development machine.


The easiest way to start a project with Objective PHP is to use composer’s “create-project” feature and get the Objective PHP Starter Kit:

The following command assumes composer is available in your current PATH:

composer create-project -s dev objective-php/starter-kit op-quick-start

Where op-quick-start should be replaced with anything matching your actual project name.

Starting a server

To quickly run and access the starter application, you can use the internal PHP HTTP server. The easiest way for that being launching the provided script:

cd op-quick-start
./ [-p PORT=8080]

Or you can launch it manually:

cd op-quick-start
php -S localhost:8080 -t public

That’s it! If everything went fine, you should be able to point a browser to http://localhost:8080 and access the starter kit home page.


While the objective-php/starter-kit repository is the easiest way to get started with Objective PHP, all repositories can be accessed and fetched on the project organization page.