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  • Quick Setup with Composer Template for Drupal Projects

    Quick Setup with Composer Template for Drupal Projects

    Pairing Composer template for Drupal Projects with Lando gives you a fully working Drupal environment with barely any setup.

    Lando is an open-source, cross-platform local development environment. It uses Docker to build containers for well-known frameworks and services written in simple recipes. If you haven’t started using Lando for your local development, we highly recommend it. It is easier, faster, and relatively pain-free compared to MAMP, WAMP, VirtualBox VMs, Vagrant or building your own Docker infrastructure.

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  • Deploying Docker containers - Introduction to Kubernetes

    Deploying Docker containers - Introduction to Kubernetes

    This post is part 5 in the series “Hashing out a docker workflow”. I have resurrected this series from over a year ago, but if you want to checkout the previous posts, you can find the first post here. Although the beginning of this blog series pre-dates Docker Machine, Docker for Mac, or Docker for Window’s. The Docker concepts still apply, just not using it with Vagrant any more. Instead, check out the Docker Toolbox. There isn’t a need to use Vagrant any longer. Continue reading →



  • Composer FTW! RIP Drush Make?

    Composer FTW! RIP Drush Make?

    In the modern world of web / application development, using package managers to pull in dependencies has become a de-facto standard. In fact, if you are developing enterprise software and you aren’t leveraging package managers I would challenge you to ask yourself why not? Continue reading →


  • Drupal 8 Development in Docker - Redux

    Drupal 8 Development in Docker - Redux

    Back in December, Tom Friedhof shared how we set up our Drupal 8 development and build process utilizing Docker. It has been working well in the several months we have used it and worked within its framework. Within the time-span however, we experienced a few issues here and there which led me to come up with an alternative process which keeps the good things we like and getting rid of/resolving the issues we encountered.

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  • Creating a deployable Docker image with Jenkins - Part 4

    Creating a deployable Docker image with Jenkins - Part 4

    This post is part 4 in the series “Hashing out a docker workflow”. For background, checkout my previous posts.


    My previous posts talked about getting your local environment setup using the Drupal Docker image with Vagrant. It’s now time to bake a Docker image with our custom application code within the container, so that we can deploy containers implementing the immutable server pattern. One of the main reasons we starting venturing down the Docker path was to achieve deployable fully baked containers that are ready to run in whatever environment you put them in, similar to what we’ve done in the past with Packer, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. Continue reading →



  • Docker: A Minimalist's Choice

    Docker: A Minimalist's Choice

    A little over a year ago the ActiveLAMP website had undergone a major change – we made the huge decision of moving away from using Drupal to manage its content in favor of building it as a static HTML site using Jekyll, hosted on Amazon S3. Not only did this extremely simplify our development stack, it also trimmed down our server requirements to the very bare minimum. Now, we are just hosting everything on a file storage server like it’s 1993. Continue reading →


  • Setting up a Docker development environment with Vagrant - Part 3

    Setting up a Docker development environment with Vagrant - Part 3

    This post is part 3 in the series “Hashing out a docker workflow”. For background, checkout my previous posts.


    Now that I’ve laid the ground work for the approach that I want to take with local environment development with Docker, it’s time to explore how to make the local environment “workable”. In this post we will we will build on top of what we did in my last post, Docker and Vagrant, and create a working local copy that automatically updates the code inside the container running Drupal. Continue reading →


  • Docker with Vagrant - Part 2

    Docker with Vagrant - Part 2

    This post is part 2 in a series of Docker posts hashing out a new docker workflow for our team. To gain background of what I want to accomplish with docker, checkout my previous post hashing out a docker workflow.


    In this post, we will venture into setting up docker locally, in the same repeatable way from developer to developer, by using Vagrant. By the end of this post, we’ll have Drupal running in a container, using Docker. Continue reading →


  • Hashing out a Docker Workflow - Part 1

    Hashing out a Docker Workflow - Part 1

    Several months ago I was having a conversation with a friend about our Chef workflow for managing and provisioning servers, as well as provision our local machines using Vagrant. That conversation led to us talking about Docker, and how Docker is going to change everything in the devops space. Continue reading →