November 30, 2016

Setting up php-soap in Docker

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One of our projects interacts with the client's in-house system using a SOAP API. Setting it up in the project's Dockerfile was a breeze. Here's the relevant excerpt:

RUN apt-get update -y \
  && apt-get install -y \
    libxml2-dev \
    php-soap \
  && apt-get clean -y \
  && docker-php-ext-install soap

The great thing about this is that anyone who needs to jump in on the project doesn't need to make any changes to their local dev environment; everything they need to run the project is in the Dockerfile.

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