Nico Amarilla

My personal notes on programming.

Installing Composer on Windows

What is Composer?

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the dependent libraries your project needs and it will install them in your project for you. –

If you plan to use modern PHP frameworks (Symfony2, Silex) and components (PHPUnit), you should invest the time in learning composer.


Installing it on Windows is pretty simple and straightforward. Just download the installer from and run it.

Verify Install

You can verify your installation by typing this in the command prompt and hitting enter:


It should return a nice ASCII art and a wall of text about composer:

Composer is installed and  ready sire
Composer is installed and ready sire

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