I’ve always liked tools help me do DevOps-ish stuff but make it easy and have a UI. For example, I used MAMP back in the day because it ran (on my Mac) MySQL, Apache, and PHP, which was the stack for like every CMS. MAMP is still a thing, but I’ve happily moved on to Local because it’s WordPress-specific, which is what I need, and has worked quickly and near-flawlessly as long as I’ve used it.
So I was down to check out IndigoStack, a new tool for helping with dev environment dependencies with a cool looking UI:
It seems like the big thing with it is that it doesn’t use Docker. That’s cool. Docker is certainly no lightweight thing on my Mac.
The problem is that it doesn’t play well with Docker at all. Because I do use Docker, I can’t even spin it up.
Looks like the HTTP/S ports are configurable so I could get around that, but the dsnmasq port is not, so it’s a non-starter for me as I use that. It’s just in Beta, though, so maybe ultimately there will be ways to make it play nicely with whatever else is going on on any given machine.
I’d shoot for making it do that automatically if possible. Software that just works is pretty friggin sweet.