Automation tool mixed with code generator for easier continuous development

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Simplifies and automates:

Functionality is provided and can be extended with plugins.


There are several ways of installation in order of preference:

  1. download PHAR from http://hiqdev.com/hidev/hidev.phar
  2. require hiqdev/hidev in your project's composer.json
  3. install globally with composer global require "hiqdev/hidev:*"


The main idea behind HiDev is to combine code generator and build tool to stop copying config files between your projects. And automate all the repeated tasks of course. But firstly generate all the files that can be generated, e.g.:

You write a simple config specifying general information about your package and plugins to be used. HiDev alone does nothing at all! You specify what you want it to do in config or use plugins. There are predefined plugins with generally usable configs or you can create plugins yourself.

For example, hiqdev/hidev-php plugin is a general config for PHP projects and will enable HiDev to create all the listed above files and adds goals to use:

HiDev can generate different files: sources, tests, anything else based on templates and all the information available in config files or elsewhere.

Now I'm working to enable HiDev to do more:


The main config file is: hidev.yml.

You can generate basic config file with init command:

hidev init the-vendor/my-new-package

You will receive:

    type:           project
    name:           my-new-package
    title:          My New Package
    keywords:       my, new, package

    name:           the-vendor
            name:       Andrii Vasyliev
            email:      sol@hiqdev.com

Package section holds info about the package:

Also you can add more info for better README generation:

Vendor section holds info about you or your company:

Best way to configure vendor is to create and use your vendor plugin for HiDev. It's easy, just fork hiqdev/hidev-hiqdev, change it appropriately and publish to Packagist.

For examples of HiDev configuration you can see our repos on GitHub, all of them are automated with HiDev.


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