Ah Magento Environments

This extension allows you to set your applications environments via a config file. It provides two static helper methods:


The above will look through your specified config and attempt to match the current environment with either one of your configured dev or production environments.

To elaborate the config has a the concept of two types of environments: dev & production. For this tool staging and production environments are set as "production", local machines and dev boxes would be set as "dev".

Therefore isEnvironment('dev') would return true if it matches the current host to either your local machine config or the dev box config.

Example config:




If you're current environment was site.dev.com or site.local, isEnvironment('dev') would return true. If the current host was one of the hosts listen under <production_environments> then it would return false

The <force_production> flag will, if set to true, will make isEnvironment('dev') return false even if you are on a dev environment. This is useful for example when want to test production assets. Eg:

if(Ah_Environment_Helper_Data::isEnvironment('dev')) {
    <script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('assets/js/vendor/require.min.js') ?>"></script>
} else {
    <script src="<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('assets/js/dist/modules.combined.min.js') ?>"></script>

This example shows how you output minified JavaScript only in production environments, using the <force_production> flag you can output the minified assets on a dev environment to test they are working


This function will return either "dev" or "production" depending on the configuration described above.

It will internally check configured enviroments against $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] or $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] preferring $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']. It also allows for an optional callback which you can use to return a different value, for example:

Ah_Environment_Helper_Data::detectEnvironment(function() { return $_SERVER['MY_ENV']; });

Note: The above was inspired by Laravel: http://laravel.com/docs/configuration#environment-configuration


To setup - uncomment the example config and replace with your real values!


If no environment is configured for the current host, calling detectEnvironment(); will return dev and isEnvironment('dev') will return true


This module is installable via Composer. If you have used the Magento Skeleton as a base module then you can just require this project and all the rest is done for you.

$ cd project-root
$ ./composer.phar require "aydinhassan/ah_magento_environments"

Note: As these repositories are currently private and not available via a public package list like Packagist Or Firegento you need to add the repository to the projects composer.json before you require the project.

"repositories": [
        "type": "vcs",
        "url": "git@bitbucket.org:AydinHassan/ah_magento_environments.git"

If you have not used the Magento Skeleton Application as a base you will need to install Composer and depending on whether it is a Magento project or standard PHP project some different steps are required. I'm going to omit these details as this is a Magento extension and you should probably be using the JH Magento Skeleton Application

Generating Docs

Move to the cloned repository location, usually in the vendor directory of your Magento project. Install composer dependencies and then run phpDocumentor2.

$ cd vendor/aydinhassan/ah_magento_environments
$ php composer.phar install --dev
$ vendor/bin/phpdoc.php -d src -t docs

The docs will be available in the ./docs directory!

Running tests

Coming soon...