Glossary¶

This glossary is under construction.

ACL

Access Control List handles the permissions attached to an object

ApiGen

ApiGen is a tool used to generate API documentation.

See also

ApiGen

Bundle
Console Commands
Controller

See also

Controllers

DBAL

Database Abstraction Layer

DQL

Doctrine Query Language

Doctrine

Doctrine is a library that offers a set of tools to give access to different databases. It can create entire objects and persist them to the database and also fetch objects from the databse. It is fully decoupled from Symfony.

Element
Entity

An entity is a basic class that holds data.

See also

Entity

FOM

Friends of Mapbender Bundle

See also

fom

Front Controller
The Front Controller is always executed and routes internally to different URLs.
Git

http://github.com

Lifecycle Callback

They are used by the ORM and can be compared with database triggers. Lifecycle Callbacks are actions that run before or after an insert, update or delete of an entity.

Mapbender-Starter

Mapbender-Starter

MapbenderCore

MapbenderCore Bundle is essential for Mapbender.

Namespace

Namespaces are a way of encapsulating items. They prevent collisions among classes, functions and constants.

See also

Namespace

ORM

Object Relational Mapper

Phing

Phing is a PHP project build system or build tool based on ‚ÄčApache Ant.

See also

Phing - http://www.phing.info

Profiler
The Symfony profiler collects and stores a lot of usefull information. The information is collected on each request and stored for later analysis.
Query Builder

Query Builder is a Doctrine API to costruct DQL queries. It’s mostly used to build queries dinamically basing on conditions, parameters, filters and also loops.

See also

Query Builder

SearchRouter

MapbenderCore Element to set up a Search f.e. a street/housenumber search or a parcel search

See also

Search Router

Slug

A slug is a variable part of an URL.

See also

Slug

Sphinx

Sphinx is a tool you can use to generate documentations f.e. html or pdf.

See also

installation_sphinx

Template

When we talk about templates we talk about different designs for our applications.

Twig

Twig is a templating engine for PHP that is packaged in Symfony2 and offers an easy and powerful way to generate templates. With Twig we can separate the program functionality from design. A Twig file is a simple textfile from which you can generate every text-based format like html or xml.

See also

Twig

XLIFF

XLIFF is a file format and stands for XML Localization Interchange File Format. The translations can be stored in different formats. We use XLIFF-format for Mapbender3. Symfony will take the XLIFF-loader to load and parse the file.