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Symfony is without doubts one of the most popular PHP frameworks. It has amazing flexibility and is written in an applaudable modular fashion. Some Symfony components even power other prominent frameworks like Laravel. Running Symfony is a bit tricky at times, especially the permissions of the cache and logs folder, this blog post demystifies running the Symfony Demo App in a docker container and hosting it serverless on Google Cloud Run.

Get Symfony running on Google Cloud Run with the demo app

Laravel has soared in popularity in the last few years. The Laravel community even says that Laravel has made writing PHP enjoyable than a pain. Laravel 6 has some interesting new features. Getting a super scaleable working URL for your application take hours if not days. Setting up something like Kubernetes is a huge task. This is where Google Cloud Run shines, you can get a working HTTPs URL for any of your containerized app in minutes.

Google Cloud Run is serverless and fully managed by Google, you get super scale, billing by the second, HTTPs URL and your own domain mapping. If you want to run stateless containers Cloud run is hands down the easiest way to do it. In this post, I will detail how to get your Laravel 6 app working on Google cloud run with Continous Integration (CI).

Get Laravel 6 running on Google cloud run in minutes with CI

Podcasts are a great way to learn new things even for the lazy reader. If you are not fast at reading or don’t like it very much podcasts can be your way to get the information with less effort. It is easier than reading. This is a part 4 in the series (do check part 1 and 2 and 3) of podcasts you must subscribe to and listen to as a software engineer. Same as the last 3 times the 3 podcasts listed below have great content and considerably good sound quality too. Below is the list:

3 podcasts every software engineer should subscribe to - part 4

Logs from the application level are the only way your application talks back to you. Having proper logs with commendable search capabilities is like having a torch in a dark room.

Fully exploiting logs in case of any issues is very underrated. We as software engineers can utilize logs from the application to resolve issues as well as know the general health of the application.

Logs can be instrumental to profile application performance too.

I had written about logging some years back too. This post is focused on best practices you can follow when logging from the application level and how it can help you as a software engineer.

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