Randy Fay

Randy Fay

Randy loves dueling with computers and his career has spanned Apple ][ home automation, Unix/Linux kernel driver development, Windows, Drupal, and loads of fun system administration and DevOps work. He's having a blast now with Golang and Kubernetes. Always something new around the next corner.

Posts by Randy Fay:

Eight (more) ways to get the most out of DDEV-Local

In this post, I’m going to give you a quick overview of some tips, tricks, and a couple of cool geeky features DDEV-Local users often overlook. From the start, we’ve had a vision of building a dev-to-deploy toolset. We started with DDEV-Local to give you a stable, reliable, universal local development environment. To create a … Continued

Getting started with DDEV and Composer

Composer came into the PHP world to help with dependency-management—managing the growing network of external libraries that modern applications rely on. If you’re setting up a PHP development environment with Composer for TYPO3 or Drupal 8, DDEV-Local can help make it easier. DDEV now has built-in Composer commands so you don’t have to install Composer … Continued

Save-as-you-go and make backups in a jiffy with DDEV-Local

To us, the ideal local development environment should be fast and easy to use and give you what you need to get your job done. DDEV-Local’s ddev snapshot command helps you recover quickly, and the new `export-db` command makes you portable backups in a jiffy. Here’s how to easily save and restore databases with DDEV-Local, so … Continued

DDEV v1.4.0 – In-container composer commands, SSH authentication, database export

We’ve just released DDEV v1.4.0! Install or upgrade now. Here are some highlights, and new commands: ddev composer now provides in-container composer commands for just about everything you might want to use composer for. Many users, especially Windows users, were resorting complicated workarounds to get the composer functionality they needed. Plus, the composer cache is … Continued

Debugging Docker on Windows, Mac, and Linux

We built DDEV to make it easier for people to set up local development environments for PHP projects. When things aren’t working as expected, people need help, and we need to hear from them. We provide direct help to our community through our documentation, in Slack in both the Drupal and TYPO3 communities, and on … Continued

How to setup a mac development environment with DDEV-Local

In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to use DDEV-Local to set up a PHP development environment from scratch on macOS. Using a local development environment means you’re working on your projects without risking injury to your live projects. Follow instructions to install DDEV-Local in the docs or watch this video for an overview. How to install your … Continued