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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

Getting to know the TYPO3 community – event recap

We had a fantastic time at the TYPO3 Conference in Berlin getting to know the TYPO3 professional community better. We’re very proud that this open source community has adopted our DDEV-Local development environment. It was thrilling to see how many developers are using it to make their workdays better. We were in Berlin show off … Continued

BADCamp Conference post-event round-up

The theme this year at BADCamp was the greatest show on Earth: a circus full of fun. Thanks to everyone who joined us for our DevOps After Dark happy hour on Thursday evening! It was an amazing event; We were pleased to provide a space for everyone to spread out and have longer conversations with … 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

DDEV v Build-it-yourself

Despite its appeal, if building your own local development and live deployment solution isn’t your core business, you should consider a fully-supported, open source solution like DDEV. It offers you a much better long-term balance in terms of focus and cost, meeting your needs efficiently while remaining transparent, flexible, and extensible. Whether you’re leading a … Continued