Category: VM

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

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 don’t really do much work on the server directly, t...

Containerized PHP Development Environments with Vagga

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 extension, and we don’t have it installed, and now we have to build the e...

Docker and Dockerfiles Made Easy!

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 Vagrant to Docker, and use a small Laravel application to test that e...