Modules are a new feature added in Leaf 3 which basically takes parts of Leaf and separates them into installable chunks which can be used both inside and outside of Leaf.
Modules are framework/library agnostic, which means that they'll work just about everywhere with zero config just as with Leaf itself.
Modules can be quickly installed through composer or the leaf CLI with a single command.
The biggest question people ask with Leaf 3 is why we decided to switch to modules, stripping leaf of almost all it's code.
@mychidarko put an article together on why we decided to switch to modules instead of maintaining the whole code together. We also have a GitHub discussion introducing leaf 3 and everything you need to know about it, we explain modules further here.
Modules are always published on composer and can be installed through composer CLI or the leaf CLI.
composer require leafs/<module-name>
leaf install <module-name>
List of available modules
This list is still being updated, you can keep checking for updates.
|alchemy||Simpler tests for your PHP apps|
|aloe||Smart console helper for leaf mvc, leaf api and skeleton|
|anchor||Basic security tools|
|auth||Simple but powerful authentication system for your apps|
|bareui||Dead simple templating engine with no compilation (blazing speed)|
|blade||Laravel blade templating port for leaf|
|cookie||Cookie management without the tears|
|cors||CORS operations made simple|
|csrf||Basic CSRF protection|
|date||PHP dates for humans|
|db||Leaf Db from v2 (actively maintained)|
|db-old||Leaf Db from v1 (still maintained)|
|exception||Leaf's exception wrapper (fork of whoops)|
|experiments||collection of experimental modules|
|fetch||HTTP requests made simple|
|form||Form processes and validation|
|fs||Awesome filesystem operations + file uploads|
|http||Http operations made simple (request, response, ...)|
|logger||leaf logger module|
|Mailing made easy with leaf|
|mvc-core||Core MVC tools powering our MVC wrappers|
|password||Password encryption/validation/hashing in one box|
|router||Default router for leaf php|
|session||PHP sessions made simple|
|tilly (WIP)||Simple utility 'toolkit' for PHP applications|
|veins||Leaf veins templating engine|
|viewi||Leaf integration with Viewi PHP|