"Docker for PHP Developers" is a guide that will teach you how to use Docker and PHP to create clean, repeatable development environments that are easy to understand.
Learn how Docker can simplify your PHP development setup and make it simple to share your environment with others. You will learn how to set up, manage, and deploy Docker applications with confidence.
* The book-only packages are available for purchase now. If you purchase the book, I will provide an upgrade coupon for a good deal on the complete course (book + screencasts) once I finish the screencasts.
While Docker is a powerful way to build and deploy applications with PHP, you still need to figure out Docker the nuances and conventions of how to use Docker with PHP projects. Not only are you responsible for learning how Docker works, but you also have to figure things out like project organization, connecting to a database, and setting up a development workflow.
Once you master these things, the payoff of using Docker is huge. It's more lightweight than Vagrant, and more consistent than local development.
Docker is different than working with other tools like Virtualbox and Vagrant so you might be asking questions like:
"What exactly is Docker?"
"What makes Docker better than Vagrant?"
"How do I run this thing with my project!?"
"How do I edit files locally and have them show up in Docker?"
"How do I connect to a database?"
Docker for PHP Developers is the guide I wish I had when I started learning Docker. It's everything I've learned and refined using Docker on dozens of projects over the last three years combined into one course.
I've spent over six months building this guide, with the goal of presenting the best possible course that focuses on teaching developers how to use Docker.
Instead of piecing everything together yourself, you can start being productive with PHP and Docker in a few days.
Learning Docker doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, I think the goal of Docker should be to simplify your application environment, not increase complexity. I'll show you how to build practical, simple, clean Docker images from scratch without extra 3rd party tools or libraries—just Docker.
Learn how to create environments that take minutes to install instead of hours or days. Think of Docker images with PHP code as a single artifact that is ready to run your application. Your application deployments will be extremely predictable and reliable. I work with leading frameworks like Laravel and Symfony, so you'll be able to use the PHP frameworks you love with Docker after going through this guide.
We'll jump right in and install Docker, with installation steps for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. Then, you'll run your first container to verify that your setup is working properly.
Learn your way around Docker with hands-on commands. We'll start off with the basics so you can learn how build your first Docker image from scratch and how to run it. We'll then go over customizing a PHP INI file.
Learn how simple it is to build your own LAMP stack with Docker, without any 3rd party tools. You will also learn how to install and configure PHP modules, all while versioning your configuration in your projects.
Learn how to master Xdebug with Docker with a step-by-step guide that shows you how to install Xdebug with a reusable configuration. You'll also learn how to remove Xdebug when you deploy Docker to production environments.
Are you curious how to use PHP Composer with Docker? You will Learn how to install the Composer CLI tool and install your application dependencies while building a Docker image. Learn how to install private composer repositories without leaving a trace of sensitive API keys or SSH credentials. Learn how to cache Composer dependencies for faster image builds.
Running a Webserver in Docker is a little different than on a traditional server. We cover installing Nginx and PHP-FPM and how they communicate in between Docker containers. We also walk through using Caddy Server, an HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS.
Let's face it, we all have that legacy application in our lives. This chapter will help you set up an older version of PHP with Docker and show you how to retrofit configuration in older applications.
Go beyond the basics of running a container with custom commands and learn how to customize your application startup and runtime. Learn how to use Confd with Consul to separate configuration management from infrastructure code.
Learn how to take your Docker images to the cloud and share them with others. We'll cover how to push your Docker images to registries and automatically build them when you push code commits to GitHub and other services.
Take your first steps in deploying Docker to Digital Ocean with Rancher. Deployment is a big topic, and this chapter is a perfect first step for Developers. Learn how to push your image builds to Rancher from the command line with Rancher Compose.
I first met Paul when he was writing his book on testing Lumen APIs. I learnt a lot from that book, and I’ve learnt a lot from his writing on @laravelnews.— Michael Dyrynda (@michaeldyrynda) January 23, 2018
I can confidently say that if you were wanting to learn about Docker as a PHP developer, this is a great place to start! https://t.co/1HbMundpbT
Hey, super nice! @paulredmond's new "Docker for PHP developers" uses Operator for all the code examples, with Operator Italics for the comments, natch. Thanks, Paul! https://t.co/vEdGpKXufk pic.twitter.com/oUqGMcaVzP— Hoefler&Co. (@HoeflerCo) January 16, 2018
📘Just read through the first few chapters of @paulredmond’s book. It’s such a smooth read, and he makes Docker seem a lot more accessible. If you're interested in learning Docker, you should pick it up!https://t.co/hjJQTkPtdU— Chris Gmyr (@cmgmyr) January 25, 2018
I just received this nice testimonial 💖— Paul Redmond 🇺🇸 (@paulredmond) May 9, 2018
"So far I am loving the book, everything is explained clearly, and I've gained a lot of confidence using Docker. – David B."
Holy smokes! Great deal! Paul's book is fantastic, HIGHLY recommend it! https://t.co/e2MU5bUp4t— TJ Miller 🐳🐘 (@SIXLIV3) January 23, 2018
@paulredmond really great book! Totally worth the wait. Feels like having you explain everything beside me. Would recommend for anyone that wants an excellent way of developing locally and deploying with ease! #dockerphp #docker #books— Chris Stadler (@cstadler333) January 24, 2018
I spent so many hours trying to figure this things out by myself and you make it look so easy 👌. This is gold for beginners. Next stop, chapter 6 🔥.— Jose Barbosa (@josesabarbosa) January 26, 2018
I am working on finalizing the video outline. My goal is to make sure the videos compliment the text, so that both video and book will reinforce your understanding of Docker for PHP development.
I plan on video guides for setting up applications for Laravel and Symfony, and also cloud deployment videos. The official video outline is still being planned and may change slightly.
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Comes with the book, plus the source code of two starter projects. Learn how to organize your projects with Docker and the latest Laravel and Symfony frameworks.
Learn how to use Docker as a full-time development environment for PHP, with a beautiful, handcrafted book that will help you get from zero experience to Docker user quickly.