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A revolutionary new way to learn PHP. Bring your imagination to life in an open learning eco-system.
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Getting Started

This process will provide you with a Docker environment where you can quickly run PHP School Workshops. We've gone ahead and pre-installed a few for you such as learnyouphp!

Once you get it up and running you should complete your tasks inside the code directory and use an editor such as Atom to write them.

Everything in the code directory will be mounted inside the Docker container at /phpschool/code so you can navigate there using the cd command and verify your solutions!

For example if your working on the Learn You PHP workshop you may do your first exercise Hello World inside a learnyouphp directory. Your verification process would be something like this.

cd code/learnyouphp

learnyouphp verify hello-world.php

Docker Installation

Head on over to Docker and download the latest version for your OS.

Older Windows users running less than Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise 64bit Build 10586 will need to also follow the Special Windows Instructions throughout this process.

Special Windows Instructions...

Older Windows users will require Docker Toolbox instead.

You will also need a better terminal capable of handling ANSI escape sequences, we recommend ConEmu

Downloading the Docker Image

We recommend pulling this project down for the easiest way of getting started.

You can do this in two different ways, either with git or manual download.

With git just run

git clone && cd docker-phpschool

Alternatively you can download the files directly and unzip them manually or run the command below to do it all in one.

curl -LOk && unzip && cd docker-phpschool-master

Starting the Docker Image

Ensure you're in your terminal and have navigated to the directory of the files you just pulled down using the cd command. If you ran one of the download commands above then you're already there otherwise if you manually downloaded the files and unzipped them you will need to run the command below replacing <path/to/download/folder> with the download path for your OS.

cd <path/to/download/folder>/docker-phpschool-master

Special Windows Instructions...

To use Docker with ConEmu you will need to configure the environment correctly, this is done in the startup tasks inside the settings menu. As you've installed Docker it should provide that as a predefined task, which you will need to set as the default task for new consoles as shown in the screenshot below. This simply ensures new consoles boot with the correct environment for working with Docker :tada:

You will also likely need to have the container up and running before you can interact with it using Docker (not Docker Compose) as Docker Compose does not yet support interactive commands :disappointed:

To do this simply remember to run docker-compose up -d before trying to interact with the workshops.

Starting a Workshop

We've pre-installed a few Workshops for you and you can install more using the Workshop Manager which is also pre-installed.

To start a workshop you will need to interact directly with the Docker container, you should do this with the command below depending on your system

  • Unix: docker-compose run phpschool bash
  • Windows: docker exec -it phpschool bash

Note: The Windows command above is for those who had to run docker-compose up -d beforehand

This will put you inside a new bash prompt interacting directly with the PHP School Docker container, from this point forwards you can start your interactive learning by running one of the pre-installed workshops e.g.


Docker Power Users

Anyone familiar with Docker may wonder why we went through this process and maybe more inclined to run it directly in one command. Well here you go :smile:

  docker run -itv <local-dir>:/phpschool/code:rw -e "PATH=/root/.php-school/bin:$PATH" phpschool/phpschool bash

Replace <local-dir> with a the directory you wish to complete your workshops in.

The source is built and pushed to Docker Hub automatically and will thus always be up to date with this repository.

Building the Image

Using Docker Compose you can build the image, this will include any modifications you make to your local Dockerfile.

docker-compose build phpschool


Thanks to our contributors for making this so easy!

We're always open to contributions. If you think you've spotted a bug or can help improve this process please open an issue or submit a PR :heart:

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