Ever since I started web development, I've been using WAMP and later on AMPPS, which is just WAMP/MAMP with a better UI. But I feel I've been taking environment-setup for granted, and want to move away from that.
Since I've been introduced to Docker at work, I've been wanting to learn how to setup my own local development environment. At, work, the tech director would be the one to do the setup process, and I would just run it. But I was curious in wanting seeing how the different pieces come together--to through the process so I better understand the deployment side of web development. This aslo helps me be more effective as troubleshooting problems during the setup process.
I initally tried doing on my existing Windows machine. So I went and got a MBP, since Mac comes preinstalled with PHP and MySQL. Also it being based off Unix makes it simpler to run
bash commands and scripts too!
Instead of diving straight into Docker, I decided to start simple and see if I could just get a local dev server running. After 3 days of trial and error and much Googling, finally managed to get an existing project running on Valet.
Next setup is figuring out how to write the Docker scripts for a typical LEMP setup. Then figure out how to setup local dev environments specifically for Laravel and Craft. I know there's LaraDock for Laravel... would that also work for Craft (or CraftCMS)?