I start all my projects as a fresh Symfony 5 project, using the Symfony installer found at: https://symfony.com/download
symfony new my_project_name
Assuming you have the Symfony installer, thats enough. Symfony installer by default installs just a barebones application with nothing.
I was never a fan of using a full docker setup. But, after reading the book by @fabpot I started to like the idea of having the tools in docker, but the app served by itself. How, my default docker-compose.yml file starts as this
version: '3' services: database: image: postgres:11-alpine environment: POSTGRES_USER: user POSTGRES_PASSWORD: pass POSTGRESDB: db_name ports: [5432:5432]
Note the 5432:5432 this allows me to connect to it from my local system, using a tool like psequel if I want. His book also shows how to use the same method for other tools like Mercure or Redis.
Then I start my symfony application in my IDE as follows:
Next I install api-platform
composer require api
and thats when the fun starts…