node package manager
Share your code. npm Orgs help your team discover, share, and reuse code. Create a free org ยป


Symfony2 web app generator

Yeoman generator that scaffolds out a Symfony2 web app.


  • Integrate RiorGruntDistBundle
  • Integrate KunstmaanLiveReloadBundle
  • Automatically clear Symfony2 cache
  • CSS Autoprefixing
  • Built-in preview server with LiveReload
  • Automagically compile CoffeeScript & Compass
  • Automagically lint your scripts
  • Automagically wire up your Bower components with bower-install.
  • Awesome Image Optimization (via OptiPNG, pngquant, jpegtran and gifsicle)
  • Mocha Unit Testing with PhantomJS
  • Optional - Twitter Bootstrap for SASS
  • Optional - Leaner Modernizr builds (new)

For more information on what generator-sf2 can do for you, take a look at the Grunt tasks used in our package.json.

Getting Started

  • Install: npm install -g generator-sf2
  • Run: yo sf2
  • Run grunt for building and grunt serve for preview

Note: grunt server was previously used for previewing in earlier versions of the project and is being deprecated in favor of grunt serve.


Check the documentation of RiorGruntDistBundle for better usage understanding.


  • --skip-install

    Skips the automatic execution of bower, npm and composer after scaffolding has finished.

  • --test-framework=<framework>

    Defaults to mocha. Can be switched for another supported testing framework like jasmine.

  • --coffee

    Add support for CoffeeScript.


Note: We are regularly asked whether we can add or take away features. If a change is good enough to have a positive impact on all users, we are happy to consider it.

If not, generator-sf2 is fork-friendly and you can always maintain a custom version which you npm install && npm link to continue using via yo sf2 or a name of your choosing.


MIT license