DDEV Live

DDEV-Live PHP 7.2 notice

PHP security support for version 7.2 will end on 30 Nov 2020. Sites running PHP 7.2 will cease to receive all PHP version updates and are at greater risk for security issues. We will continue to provide a PHP 7.2 option on the DDEV-Live platform, however, we do not recommend this version. What this means … Continued

Release notes: DDEV Platform 23 November 2020

Installation/Upgrade: If you’re new to DDEV-Live, please follow the Getting Started Guide. For existing users, be sure you have the latest version of the ddev-live cli via brew or download. Important extra step! If you have the DDEV-Live App installed on your GitHub account, you will need to visit the application settings and accept the … Continued

Deploying from a self-managed GitLab instance

As developers and DevOps nerds, we are all about finding repeatable, automatable workflows, creating checklists, and standardizing processes so that everyone can do their best work unencumbered. One way to accomplish some of that, especially for a team, is to get set up with a self-hosted GitLab instance. But it can be challenging to connect … Continued

How to deploy from a branch, commit, or tag

Have you ever found yourself needing to deploy a very specific version of your web project? Perhaps you wanted to deploy a commit with the latest code for testing, or examine and share some new ideas in a feature branch with collaborators on the other side of the world. Or maybe you’d like your published … Continued

Why your local dev environment should match production

This is a guest post from Benni Mack, CTO of the digital agency b13, located in Germany. He’s been the project lead for TYPO3, an Enterprise CMS based on PHP, for the last 6 years, steering contributors and developers around the TYPO3 Ecosystem through his passion for Open Source and PHP. This is part two … Continued

Why developing locally matters

This is a guest post from Benni Mack, CTO of the digital agency b13, located in Germany. He’s been the project lead for TYPO3, an Enterprise CMS based on PHP, for the last 6 years, steering contributors and developers around the TYPO3 Ecosystem through his passion for Open Source and PHP. This is part one … Continued

How to deploy a site with DDEV

Are you running a project using the DDEV-Local development environment? Have you heard that we also offer a production environment, DDEV-Live? Here’s a handy guide to how to start with a project in DDEV-Local and walk through the steps to deploy to DDEV-Live hosting. All of the detailed documentation can be found in the DDEV … Continued

The DDEV Story

Why did we build local development and web hosting solutions? The complexity of early enterprise Drupal projects such as www.popsci.com demonstrated the difficulty of moving between stages in the development process and replicating the stresses of the production site during development. Every team member had to configure their local AMP stack for every project they … Continued

A Git-based workflow from dev to deploy

It can be a challenge to get frequent and finite changes to web projects from concept to commit to deployment on your hosting platform. The work must be tracked to facilitate collaboration, accuracy, and accountability, and the deployment pipelines maintained, standardized, and sustainable. Using a version control system such as Git to track work is … Continued

The DDEV-Live hosting experience, livestreamed

Recently Matt Glaman, who previously talked with us about test-driven development and DDEV, launched a Drupal 9 site in his first experience with DDEV-Live live on YouTube. It was a bit emotional to watch the livestream (“Yes, you’ve got it! Just add the php-version flag!” I hollered at my monitor), but Matt was well equipped … Continued