"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.
Docker doesn't provide a set of conventions on 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 file organization, connecting to a database, and setting up a development workflow.
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 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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