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Building, testing, and pushing container images to a Docker Registry using Jenkins Pipelines

Last weekend I blogged about installing Jenkins (and the Blue Ocean interface) and using Jenkins Pipelines to test against multiple PHP versions in parallel – something that you’d want to do if you were developing and deploying PHP libraries and packages. Using the same Jenkins server that we installed in my last blog post, today […]

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Configuring and hosting Laravel 5.x applications on Windows Azure

Over the¬†past¬†three weeks myself and a colleague have been busy (both at work and a lot of overtime at home) building a new light-weight CMS built on top of the Laravel framework, this will power a new recruitment campaign website, of which is to be hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform (our corporate hosting […]

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Configure a FreeBSD 10.1 server for hosting Laravel 5.x applications.

In this post I’ll document the installation of a web application hosting environment using FreeBSD 10.1; I will install the core components that will enable you to host a Laravel 4.x/5.x application. In this tutorial I will be using FreeBSD’s pkg tool to install the packages, pkg is similar to the package management tools that […]

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How to host a Laravel (4 and 5) application on a VestaCP account.

I wanted to test out VestaCP this week as I’ve heard good things about it and as currently Sentora is missing DKIM signing and various other nice things that Vesta has (and I’ve not got the time to implement them) I thought I’d test it out. Being a primarily a PHP developer, my go-to framework […]


Installing MailCatcher support in Laravel Homestead

Mailcatcher is an awesome tool for capturing emails generated and sent from your application. I’m an avid Laravel fan and recently Laravel released Homestead, Homestead is a pre-configured vagrant box for developing Laravel applications. Previously I had been using Vaprobash for each of my Laravel applications of which had MailCatcher support out of the box […]

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Installing Laravel complete with PHPUnit support (with Composer)

Laravel is an awesome PHP framework and comes with support for unit testing with PHPUnit out of the box! So… I thought I’d post up this quick guide as a reference to others and in my opinion is a rather neat way of keeping Composer and PHPUnit contained inside the project as opposed to installing […]