DDEV Local

DDEV-Local Database Management

DDEV-Local provides lots and lots of flexibility for you in managing your databases between your local development, staging and production environments. Most people know about ddev import-db and ddev export-db but those tools now have more flexibility and there are plenty of other adaptable ways to work with your databases. Remember, you can run ddev … Continued

Ten more ways to increase your efficiency with DDEV-Local

Sometimes as the releases go by not everybody ends up noticing new features in DDEV-Local. People liked it the last time we did a “remember these simple new features” article, so here comes another one: Built-in docs: Never forget you can just type ddev (which shows all available commands) and ddev help <command>. Those are … Continued

Sharing a DDEV-Local project with other collaborators

Even though DDEV-Local is intended for local development on a single machine, not as a public server, there are a number of reasons you might want to expose your work in progress more broadly: Testing with a mobile device Sharing on a local network so that everybody on the local network can see your project … Continued

Vote for your favorite new DDEV-Local development environment features

2019 was an amazing year for DDEV-Local thanks to all of your contributions, involvement and experience! DDEV-Local is open source so that we can work together to support a broad range of users using our local development environment across operating systems and PHP projects. We were proud to be able to support DDEV communities in … Continued

Apache Solr with Drupal 8 and Search API Solr

DDEV-Local’s first official third-party service was Apache Solr, and lots of people have used it successfully over the years. But I never actually took the time to explore what was going on, and to support people who are having trouble it’s best if you actually understand the context 🙂 Since I had to do a … Continued

TYPO3 Dev Days Wrap-Up

Thank you, T3DD! We had an amazing time at TYPO3 Developer Days (T3DD) in Karlsruhe, Germany this month. The sessions were enlightening, the venue was pleasant and peaceful, and the entire event so professionally organized by punkt.de. We were happy to be able to support the TYPO3 community by sponsoring T3DD and pleased especially that … Continued

How to use DDEV custom commands and other goodies to add zsh

DDEV-Local is a powerful local development tool that many of you are fond of for its simplicity and extensibility. Recent versions of DDEV-Local (v1.10+) add custom commands and loads of other goodies we’d like to show you how to use. In this screencast and tutorial, we’ll show you how to make use of DDEV-Local custom commands, … Continued

DDEV-Local Web Container Customization in v1.8.0

There’s never any end to the number of things you might need to do with the web container to make it “just right” for your project. In DDEV-Local v1.8.0 you can do that much more easily than in the past. Here are a couple of examples of how you might make these modifications, and a … Continued

DDEV-Local Trusted HTTPS Certificates

Security is critical on the modern web, and so all sites should ideally be developed, tested, and deployed with https. But it has been hard to do that in your local development environment. With DDEV-Local you can use the https version of your project in a browser that trusts your project and you don’t have to … Continued