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DDEV v1.5.2: Linuxbrew, php-apcu, Ghostscript and more

We’ve just released DDEV v1.5.2! This is a minor release with a couple of very useful features. Install or upgrade now. Here are a couple highlights: Added Linuxbrew for DDEV installation – Linuxbrew is now our preferred install/upgrade technique on all Linux distributions. This makes installation easy and upgrades even easier. We would have loved … Continued

End of year round-up: 2018

2018 was a year of deep growth and change for us here at DRUD. Our local development environment took off, and we launched our hosting service, among many other milestones. We’re evolving our platform alongside the changing needs of the web community and we’re especially looking forward to hearing more about how you use DDEV. … Continued

DDEV-Local’s new webcache feature

In DDEV-Local v1.5.0 we introduced a feature called “webcache” which substitutes a fast filesystem in the web container for the slower Docker mount that we’ve been using. Docker on macOS and Windows really struggles with direct filesystem mounts, and so this is a workaround. Here’s how it works: We introduce a Docker volume mount (which … Continued

DDEV v1.5.0 – PHP & MariaDB Versions, Experimental MacOS Webcache, Improved Windows Composer Symlinks

We’ve just released DDEV v1.5.0! Install or upgrade now. (Helpful hint! You can now watch for releases on GitHub). Here are some highlights, and a couple ways you can easily contribute: Support for MariaDB v10.1 & v10.2 – MariaDB 10.1 is available with “mariadb_version: 10.1” in your .ddev/config.yaml, or run: ddev config –mariadb-version=10.1 This will … Continued

Intelligence Engine: Long-Term Partnership with DRUD

Being a good host for your website is not unlike being a good host at a dinner party—we anticipate our guests’ needs, help them feel comfortable in our space by customizing their experience to their liking, and assure them they’ll get their coat back at the end of the night. DDEV-Live hosting is a solid … Continued

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