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Docker for local web development, part 6: expose a local container to the Internet

While using Docker for local development allows us to replicate a production environment as closely as possible in a self-contained way, in some instances exposure to the outside world is unavoidable. Typical use cases include testing a third-party service's webhook (like a transaction confirmation from a payment gateway), or showing a project's advancement to a client.

Docker for local web development, part 5: HTTPS all the things

While it is getting ever cheaper and easier to encrypt the web, somehow this evolution doesn't extend to local environments, where bringing in HTTPS is still far from a sinecure. This article intends to ease the pain by showing you how to generate a self-signed SSL/TLS certificate and how to use it with our Docker-based setup, thus getting us one step closer to perfectly mimicking a production environment.

Docker for local web development, part 4: smoothing things out with Bash

As our development environment is taking shape, the number of commands we need to remember starts to build up. With little effort, Bash will allow us to add a layer on top of Docker to abstract away most of the complexity, and introduce a standardised, user-friendly interface instead.

Docker for local web development, part 3: a three-tier architecture with frameworks

There are many ways to manage a multitiered project with Docker, and while the approach I am about to describe certainly isn't the only one, I also think this is a subject that doesn't get much coverage at all.

Docker for local web development, part 2: put your images on a diet

By using standard Linux distributions, we embark a lot of tools and services we don't always need, unnecessarily increasing the size of the images in the process. In turn, this has an impact on performance, security and, sometimes, the cost of deployment.

Docker for local web development, part 1: a basic LEMP stack

I trust you already read the introduction to this series and are now ready for some action. The first thing to do is to head over to the Docker website and download and install Docker Desktop for Mac or PC, or head over here for installation instructions on various Linux distributions.

Docker for local web development, introduction: why should you care?

Among developers, exposure to Docker ranges from having vaguely heard of the technology to using it on a daily basis, the latter category singing its praises while the former is sometimes still struggling with the sheer concept of containers.

Talking about Collections at PHP Quebec

Who knew Collections were so popular? After Laravel Montreal last month, I will be speaking about Collections again at PHP Quebec on July 4.

Talking about Collections at Laravel Montreal

I have been a bit busy since I moved to Montreal back in February last year and one of the things I've been doing is regularly attending Laravel Montreal meetups.

Having issues with your cordless Logitech Unifying device on MacOS? Don't throw it away just yet

The cordless Logitech Unifying devices can be a bit funny when it comes to MacOS Sierra, be it the scrolling acting weird or the device not being detected altogether. Follow these quick steps to hopefully fix your problem.