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DDEV-Local Usage Statistics (Updated 2019-03-21)

We introduced opt-in instrumentation using Sentry.io in DDEV-Local v1.5.0 (December 2018). This feature sends some information about ddev usage so that we can understand our users better and help you do your best work. Now that we’re a few months in we’ve learned a number of things, and so appreciate those of you who opted-in to … Continued

Using DDEV to Teach Open Source Web Development

When I heard that Oliver Hader, a TYPO3 CMS core developer, was using DDEV-Local to teach web development to university students, I wanted to know more. So I sat down with him to find out about the course, his students, and how DDEV helps. It’s great to see students working with professional tools to learn … Continued

Drupal Camp Florida Wrap-Up

We had a very productive time at Drupal Camp Florida last weekend! Thank you to the organizers for all your hard work and to the attendees for your enthusiasm. The camp was a great chance to talk with so many of you about our shared values, projects, and long term goals. The open source ethos … Continued

DDEV-Local NFS Mounting Setup: macOS

In DDEV-Local v1.6.0 we’ve introduced NFS mounting, which really speeds things up over standard Docker mounting. We’d love to have you try it, but it does require just a little bit of configuration on the host side. In the above chart are some quick performance comparisons. Here you see times for a Drupal 8 install … Continued

DDEV v1.6.0: NFS Mounting and Chocolatey

We’ve just released DDEV v1.6.0! This release includes NFS mounting and Chocolatey for Windows. Install or upgrade now. Here are a couple of highlights: NFS Mounting – DDEV now supports NFS mounting into the container on all platforms. This provides nearly the speed increase of the experimental macOS webcache feature, but with far greater reliability. … Continued

Meet up with the DDEV team in early 2019

Coming soon to an open source community event near you: us! We’re very pleased to be able to sponsor and attend three upcoming Drupal events: Drupal Camp Florida, Drupal Camp London, and DrupalCon Seattle. We’d like to take the opportunity to share what we’ve been up to developing DDEV-Local and DDEV-Live, some tidbits of wisdom … Continued

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