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DDEV-Local Automated Testing

We’re quite proud of the automated testing setup we use to develop DDEV-Local. Each pushed commit to the project gets a full set of tests run on macOS, Windows with Docker-for-Windows, Windows with Docker Toolbox, and Linux (Ubuntu). Originally we tested quite nicely with just CircleCI (on Linux), and that did pretty well at finding issues … Continued

DDEV-Local, D6LTS, PHP 7.2, and Drupal 6 projects

Much of what we do here on the DDEV team is in support of the modern projects users want to create, whether that means building out our highly flexible, customizable, Kubernetes-based hosting platform or our robust local development environment. Our goal is to support our users in as much of your work as we can, … Continued

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