Automating common development tasks such as building, testing, and deploying your application has many benefits, including increasing repeatability and consistency by removing the potential for interference by “the human element.” Deploying your applications by running a single command from the commandline means that your team can spend their time working on the app and rather than the care and feeding of installations.
PHP remains the most popular server-side programming language powering the world wide web and in use by 82% of websites. Metrics focused on server-side languages show that PHP usage has increased by 1% in the past year alone. This post is a thank you to the top package authors on Packagist, whose work provide the foundation upon which many successful projects are built.
Over the past few months, our engineering team has been hard at work replacing our current DNS resolvers with a lightning fast solution. We’ve updated our old architecture with a much more scalable and reliable system for creating and resolving DNS entries.
In coordination with #hacktoberfest, our college evangelist Kaushal Parikh spent the month of October checking out every hackathon he could. A big thank you to everyone who took pictures and tweeted at us – here’s a quick post about the events we were able to attend.
We’ve teamed up with TrueAbility to present The Docker Puzzle Challenge. Using Docker administration skills, those participating will attempt to solve a jigsaw puzzle for bragging rights on our leaderboard (and prizes). Besides some good fun, we’re hoping to attract those interested in Linux and containerization to our open positions. The contest runs from Nov 1 - 30: By the end of the contest, the Top 10 performers will be guaranteed an interview with DigitalOcean.