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Dan Pastusek and Seandon Mooy on KubeSail and Simplifying Kubernetes

I’ve been using Docker for local development and continuous integration environments for several years now, but have always struggled more with production deploys. At first, orchestration tools were almost non-existent so everyone deployed Docker differently, but now as Kubernetes has become the dominant force in production containers, it’s star... Read more

Optimizing MySQL View Queries

Last year I started logging slow requests using PHP-FPM’s slow request log. This tool provides a very helpful, high level view of which requests to your website are not performing well, and it can help you find bugs, memory leaks, and optimizations for your database queries. After a few weeks, I noticed that two requests were especially slow - ... Read more

Announcing the Russian Translation of 'Building Your First PHP Application with Docker'

It’s been almost a year exactly since I first published Building PHP Applications in Docker, and today I’m excited to announce that it is now available in Russian! I can’t take any credit for this translation; Alexey Pyltsyn reached out and generously offered to do the translation for free. Since I don’t speak Russian, I can’t verify the accu... Read more

Building a Single NGinx Docker Image For All My PHP-FPM Containers

Lately I’ve been working to deploy a suite of PHP microservices using Docker containers. One of the problems is that our PHP applications are set up to work with PHP-FPM and Nginx (instead of the admittedly simpler Apache/PHP setup covered here), so each PHP microservice needs two containers (and by extension, two Docker images): a PHP-FPM conta... Read more

Debugging Intermittent Test Failures with Bash and PHPUnit

If you’ve been writing PHPUnit tests for long, you’ve probably run into a time when a test works 90% of the time, but every now and then it throws an unexpected error or failure. If it happens only rarely, you might just get around it by re-running your test suite, but if you’ve got a large test suite or intermittent failures become really commo... Read more