A minimal Drupal 9 local development environment

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  • drupal-project

    :rocket: Composer template for Drupal projects. Quick installation via "composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project"

    To update the Drupal core, it is slightly different than the Composer template for Drupal projects way to go, if you are used to it.

  • devel

    Install Devel, it provides extra developer helpers like admin UI tools and Drush commands, var dumper, web profiler, content generation, ...

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • phpstan-drupal

    Extension for PHPStan to allow analysis of Drupal code.

    PHPStan for Drupal

  • phan

    Phan is a static analyzer for PHP. Phan prefers to avoid false-positives and attempts to prove incorrectness rather than correctness.


  • GrumPHP

    A PHP code-quality tool


  • PHP Mess Detector

    PHPMD is a spin-off project of PHP Depend and aims to be a PHP equivalent of the well known Java tool PMD. PHPMD can be seen as an user friendly frontend application for the raw metrics stream measured by PHP Depend.


  • homebrew-php

    :beer: Homebrew tap for PHP 5.6 to 8.3. PHP 8.3 are nightly builds. (by shivammathur)

    Homebrew PHP (Shivam Mathur) to switch local PHP version on Mac OS

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

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