Randy Fay

Randy Fay

Randy loves dueling with computers and his career has spanned Apple ][ home automation, Unix/Linux kernel driver development, Windows, Drupal, and loads of fun system administration and DevOps work. After years of Drupal work he's delighted to be working on DDEV-Local, which provides an easy way to do web development locally.

Posts by Randy Fay:

Save-as-you-go and make backups in a jiffy with DDEV-Local

To us, the ideal local development environment should be fast and easy to use and give you what you need to get your job done. DDEV-Local’s ddev snapshot command helps you recover quickly, and the new `export-db` command makes you portable backups in a jiffy. Here’s how to easily save and restore databases with DDEV-Local, so … Continued

DDEV v1.4.0 – In-container composer commands, SSH authentication, database export

We’ve just released DDEV v1.4.0! Install or upgrade now. Here are some highlights, and new commands: ddev composer now provides in-container composer commands for just about everything you might want to use composer for. Many users, especially Windows users, were resorting complicated workarounds to get the composer functionality they needed. Plus, the composer cache is … Continued

Debugging Docker on Windows, Mac, and Linux

We built DDEV to make it easier for people to set up local development environments for PHP projects. When things aren’t working as expected, people need help, and we need to hear from them. We provide direct help to our community through our documentation, in Slack in both the Drupal and TYPO3 communities, and on … Continued

How to setup a mac development environment with DDEV-Local

This article has been updated in 2020, please go to DDEV-Local From Scratch on macOS. In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to use DDEV-Local to set up a PHP development environment from scratch on macOS. Using a local development environment means you’re working on your projects without risking injury to your live projects. Follow instructions to … Continued