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What is Composer?

It is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them for you.
Composer is a tool in the Package Managers category of a tech stack.
Composer is an open source tool with 28.3K GitHub stars and 4.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Composer's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Composer?

260 companies reportedly use Composer in their tech stacks, including Mollie, E-Commerce, and RatePAY GmbH.

734 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Composer.

Composer Integrations

JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, PhpStorm, and Linux are some of the popular tools that integrate with Composer. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Composer.
Pros of Composer
Must have dependency manager for PHP
Centralized autoload.php
Large number of libraries

Composer's Features

  • Locally
  • Globally

Composer Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Composer?
Docker Compose
With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Docker Swarm
Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
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Composer's Followers
546 developers follow Composer to keep up with related blogs and decisions.