Instant Developer Gratification with PHP and Docker Based Containers

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I have been doing some PHP development lately and I wanted to share with everyone what I consider to be the perfect flow for using OpenShift and PHP together.

Using docker as a development target certainly has benefits.  For instance, I didn’t have to mess around with installing Apache, mod_php, mysql, etc etc on my local machine.  I was able to just simple target a docker container and move on my merry way.

However, this has some downsides to it as well.  Mainly, it was slowing my flow down.  I wanted instant gratification so when I save a file, it should be instantly available on my deployment target.  

Well folks, I am happy to report that we had added some features to OpenShift 3 to support this exact use case.  

I made a video that explains how to get this set up from ground zero to truly enable developers to take full advantage of the platform for local development.  In fact, I enjoy it so much that I absolutely prefer it over install a full LAMP/WAMP/Whatever stack locally.  

Don’t believe how cool this is?  Check it out for yourself!

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  • Peter Brumblay

    Thanks for the great intro Grant! I can’t wait for the follow-up re:developing locally with openshift. I’d love to see a debugging session and how a multi-tier app could be configured for both local development and a CI-ish build with a test execution step.

  • Coração Tricolor

    How about using Openshift Online?