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# What is Chevere?
Chevere is a strict, strong-typed PHP development library. It is the kind of stuff developers use to build other software, specially low-level applications as it is an small unbloated software package providing the core tooling needed to organize and run the logic of any given software application.
💡 The term chévere is ubiquitous in Latin America, spreaded in every spanish speaking country and it means cool/awesome. We believe that anything can be chevere, specially PHP software.
# Core concepts
# Clean & Typed
Enjoy an immutable and strong-typed clean codebase. Chevere follows Clean Code (opens new window) principles, which can be resumed as the practice of creating code that is easy to understand, to change and maintain.
A core library tooling for general purposes, with enough flexibility to allow the creation a myriad of systems with the same know-how. We also provide packages for very specific needs.
# Modern & High quality
All-new PHP 8 codebase with strict standards. Chevere has been designed from scratch for PHP 8, and it uses all the goodies added to it. On top of that it follows own high quality standards.
# Why Chevere and not X?
...Or if you can use software from well-known vendors with dozen releases all the time and hundreds of contributors, why you should use our stuff?
- This codebase is measured top-quality, highly maintainable software.
- In the event this project gets bus factor (opens new window) zero it will require a minimum investment to keep your projects delivering.
- Backed by a self-hosted software (opens new window) used in thousand of different server configurations.
- The foundation is being crafted to last 20 years. We started in 2018.
# Who makes Chevere?
Chevere is driven by Chevereto (opens new window) and is made by the same author (Rodolfo Berrios (opens new window), hi). Chevere was created as the supporting framework for Chevereto, and Chevereto supports Chevere's development.