Asterisell Code Development

These notes are interesting only if you want to extend the Asterisell application source code.

How installing the symfony Docker DEV container

Read notes inside scripts/dockerfiles/symfony_dev.

How changing the database schema

Change the file config/schema.yml.

Inside the Symfony DEV Docker Container execute

cd scripts ./

The new SQL model is generated inside data/sql/lib.model.schema.sql.

Test the application.

Add upgrade jobs extending the database also in already production instances. TODO complete this

How generating UI web modules

Inside the Symfony Docker DEV Container in:

php symfony propel:generate-admin asterisell ArReportScheduler --module=report_scheduling

: if you add a new class, update also init database scripts, and deletion related.

  • generate module normally
  • in generator.yml change generator.class to sfPropelAdminGenerator
  • in actions.class.php: * remove the initial require once of lib files * consider using the option for sorting pagination also on ID
  • remove in lib of module the two configuration files
  • in apps/asterisell/config/routing.yml remove the initial code
  • in config, add security settings for admin access
  • add the module into the Asterisell Menu

From ``config/routing.yml `` remove code like:

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArRole
    module:               role
    prefix_path:          /role
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArUser
    module:               user
    prefix_path:          /user
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArExtensionHasCode
    module:               extension_code
    prefix_path:          /extension_code
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

  class: sfPropelRouteCollection
    model:                ArOrganizationUnit
    module:               organization_unit
    prefix_path:          /organization_unit
    column:               id
    with_wildcard_routes: true

Use code like this:

  class: sfPropelAdminGenerator
    model_class:           ArExtensionHasCode
    theme:                 admin
    non_verbose_templates: true
    with_show:             false
    singular:              ArExtensionHasCode
    plural:                ArExtensionHasCodes
    route_prefix:          ar_extension_has_code
    with_propel_route:     1
    actions_base_class:    sfActions

      ar_extension_id: { name: Extension }
      ar_extension: { name: Extension }
      code: { name: Code, help: "An extension can have one or more code (telephone numbers) that are valid alias of them." }

      title: Extension Codes (alias telephone numbers associated to an Extension)

      display: [ar_extension, =code]
      filters: [ar_extension_id, code]
      sort: [code, asc]

      title: Extension Codes (alias telephone numbers associated to an Extension)
      display: [ar_extension, code]

How profiling and solve speace leaks of the Haskell Rating Engine

  • Enable debug_mode in fabric_data/
  • Choose the profiling options to execute, according notes on
  • The first time execute a fab upgrade_app:instance_name, for recompiling from scratch with enabled profiling instructions.
  • fab connect:instance_name and then php asterisell.php debug rerate and php asterisell.php run jobs for executing a rating pass with the profiling enabled.
  • Inspect the ”.hp” and ”.prof” produced files. Use as example rating_tools/utilities/
  • If you change the code fab upgrade_conf:instance_name for updating it in a fast way.
  • At the end of the profiling process, disable debug_mode, and execute a fab upgrade_app:instance_name again.

It is possible executing only specific parts of the rating engine using the --run-level options. See the source code of the rating engine for more info.

Code gist

Adding LOG message

Inside an action

$this->logMessage('help me!', 'info');

Outside an action


Inside a template if the error must be viewed on the web toolbar

echo log_message(...);

Project administration

How publishing a new release

  • Make sure to use a recent version of Stackage LTS, consulting

and update stack.yaml inside rating_tools/rate_engine. * Run regression tests. * Connect to a demo instance and run php asterisell.php debug stress-rerating [MAX-DAYS-IN-THE-PAST] [TIMES]. * Update VERSION file. * Update manual. * Git commit. * git tag -a vX.YY -m "Version X.YY" * Git push to GitHub repo. * Git push to Gitea OSS repo. * Git push to repo of customers. * Rsync the website.