Learn About Flight

Flight is a fast, simple, extensible framework for PHP. It is quite versatile and can be used for building any kind of web application. It is built with simplicity in mind and is written in a way that is easy to understand and use.

Important Framework Concepts

Why a Framework?

Here's a short article on why you should use a framework. It's a good idea to understand the benefits of using a framework before you start using one.

Additionally an excellent tutorial has been created by @lubiana. While it doesn't go into great detail about Flight specifically, this guide will help you understand some of the major concepts surrounding a framework and why they are beneficial to use. You can find the tutorial here.

Core Topics

Autoloading

Learn how to autoload your own classes in your application.

Routing

Learn how to manage routes for your web application. This also includes grouping routes, route parameters and middleware.

Middleware

Learn how to use middleware to filter requests and responses in your application.

Requests

Learn how to handle requests and responses in your application.

Responses

Learn how to send responses to your users.

HTML Templates

Learn how to use the built-in view engine to render your HTML templates.

Security

Learn how to secure your application from common security threats.

Configuration

Learn how to configure the framework for your application.

Extending Flight

Learn how to extend the framework to with adding your own methods and classes. This is also how Flight loosely handles something called containerization.

Events and Filtering

Learn how to use the event system to add hooks to your methods and internal framework methods.

Framework API

Learn about the core methods of the framework.

Migrating to v3

Backwards compatibility has for the most part been maintained, but there are some changes that you should be aware of when migrating from v2 to v3.