A Dependency Manager for PHP.
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Composer is a dependency manager for PHP, which allows developers to manage and install libraries and packages required by their projects. It automates the process of installing and updating third-party packages in a PHP application.
Composer is used to define the dependencies of a PHP project in a composer.json file, which specifies the required packages and their versions. The composer.lock file is then created after installation to lock the version of dependencies to ensure consistency across different environments.
With Composer, developers can easily download and install libraries or packages from the Packagist repository, which is the default package repository for Composer. It also supports private package repositories and can be configured to use other repositories if needed.
Composer simplifies dependency management by automatically resolving package dependencies, so developers don't need to manually manage dependencies and version conflicts. It also allows for the installation of specific versions of packages, ensuring that applications can work with specific versions of their dependencies.
Overall, Composer simplifies the process of managing dependencies in PHP projects and has become a standard tool in the PHP community.
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