Phalcon AssetPipeline

I am somewhat fresh to Phalcon. Just had my first PR merged today \o/ but I have an idea for a way to manage assets without needing gulp or grunt.

I come from Ruby on Rails and there is a strong idiom of the AssetPipeline via Sprockets. I don't think on average we need that much power up front but I built up a prototype of an AssetManifest Loader that uses on the built in asset manager stuff to abstract the assets per collection be defining a something.manifest file with an app/assets/js/.

For reference here is the walk through: We define the assetManifest service Specify Manifests: Output css and js based upon a combination of the type and manifest filename:

The loader itself is pretty direct but could learn to be smart enough to handle different compliation strategies and DI injectable preprocessors

Of course at this point I would rather use the FFI if Zephir has it to directly access the precompiled version of most of these like libsass and such.

edited Jun '17

to help, this is links to repo ;o))