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Local Web Development With DDEV Explained

Say "hello" to the 11th book from OSTraining. This new book introduces a new way to do local web development.

"Local Web Development With DDEV Explained" shows you how to do local development in a way that matches modern development workflows.

Mike Anello is a long-time member of the Drupal and web development communities. In this book, he recommends replacing WAMP, MAMP and similar tools with DDev-Local, a Docker-based system.

DDEV-Local is an open-source local development environment for PHP-based projects. It provides a robust and flexible setup for platforms such as Drupal, WordPress, and TYPO3.


Introducing the Book

Mike Anello teaches Drupal and professional web development. He came to realize that WAMP and MAMP are increasingly incompatible with modern web development techniques.

ddevMike spent about a year looking for an alternative. During his search, one tool rose to the top: DDEV-Local. Mike fell in love with using this new tool. He updated his training classes to use DDEV-Local and hasn't looked back since.

DDEV-Local uses Docker, a tool that allows developers to package up services in containers. The power behind Docker is that it provides a hardware-independent way of running containers, so that you can run any Docker container on any hardware that supports Docker.

In a typical DDEV-Local scenario, there is a web server container, a database server container, and a database administration container. DDEV-Local provides you with reliable Docker containers and removes some of Docker's complexities.

All-in-all, DDEV-Local provides an easy-to-use, flexible, and powerful local development environment.


About Mike Anello

mike anelloMichael Anello is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida.

Mike has been one of the main organizers of the Florida Drupal Users’ Group and Florida DrupalCamps for over ten years, is a member of the Drupal Community Working Group, and also helps manage the Drupal Association’s Community Cultivation Grants program.

Michael has been developing Drupal sites for over 12 years, specializing in module development, theming, and general site- building with a strong focus on best practices and sustainable development. Michael is also the lead trainer and curriculum developer for DrupalEasy’s intensive, 12-week Drupal Career Online.


Table of Contents

  1. DDEV-Local Explained
  2. Introducing Our Web Development Problem
  3. Professional Development Workflows Explained
  4. The Basics of DDEV-Local Explained
  5. Installing DDEV-Local Explained
  6. Installing a New Site in DDEV-Local Explained 
  7. Cloning an Existing Site to DDEV-Local Explained
  8. Integrating DDEV-Local with a Hosting Provider
  9. Using the Most Common DDEV-Local
  10. Extending DDEV-Local Commands Explained
  11. Useful DDEV-Local Tips and Tricks Explained
  12. Integrating Apache Solr With Drupal and DDEV-Local
  13. Using DDEV-Local With Xdebug and PhpStorm

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About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.