The public API will give you an easy access to the eZ Publish content repository. This repository is the core component that manages content, locations (former Nodes), sections, content types (former Content Classes), user groups, users and roles. It also provides a new, clear interface for plugging in custom field types (former Datatypes).
The public API is built on top of a layered architecture including a new persistence layer for abstracting the storage functionality. By using the public API, your applications will be forward compatible with future releases based on enhanced, scalable and high-performance storage engines. Applications based on the public API are also fully backwards compatible by using the included storage engine based on the current kernel and database model.
Receipt 1 - Setting up a sample commandline symfony bundle which uses the public API
This receipt shows how to setup a simple symfony bundle with a commandline script using the public API. The command is executable within the app/console and dumps a content object for a given content id.
Go to the eZ publish installation
cd <ezpublish installation root>
Generate a new Bundle
php app/console generate:bundle
Now follow the instructions. This will create a bundle eZ/Publish/Bundle/CookBookBundle in the src directory of the installation root.
Add a Command directory to the bundle
cd <ezpublish installation root>/eZ/Publish/Bundle/CookbookBundle
add the following class file CookbookCommand.php in the directory Command
php app/console cookbook:run 57
Receipt 2 Creating Content
How to create content type groups, content types and content.