Archive for the ‘Docker’ Category

Introduction to Kubernetes: How to Deploy a Node.js Docker App

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While container technology has existed for years, Docker really took it mainstream. A lot of companies and developers now use containers to ship their apps. Docker provides an easy to use interface to work with containers. However, for any non-trivial...

Poll Results: Local WordPress Development

We kicked a poll off three months ago asking y'all what kind of local development environment you set up for running WordPress locally. At the time of this writing, we got 2,623 votes, so a decent amount of significance here. Especially because the que...

Hashicorp’s Packer – Is It Something for PHP Developers?

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tl;dr; - Is Packer a tool you'll need in your tool box as a PHP developer? It depends. If you do a lot of server work for your clients or on the job, along with development work, then yes. Packer can help you a lot. If you are only a developer and d...

Heroku Alternative: Deploy Apps with Dokku on DigitalOcean

When Heroku announced their (quite reasonable) new limits for free apps, I realized that I would have to find another source of hosting for all the small, low-traffic projects that I currently have running on Heroku. Way back in the day, Heroku was tot...

Containerized PHP Development Environments with Vagga

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It happens to all of us once in a while. We clone a project, and then we try to run it. However, something doesn’t work. It may be our version of NGINX or Apache. It might be that npm isn’t doing something right. Maybe the project needs an extensi...

Docker and Dockerfiles Made Easy!

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It’s become second nature for developers to use Virtual Machines to configure and manage their working environments. Most professionals who use VMs use Vagrant for dealing with their development environments. In this article, we’ll be moving from V...