Ben Ramsey explains Building PHP Projects On Aws CodeBuild

Over on his blog, PHP community luminary Ben Ramsey talks about something he learned recently at AWS reInvent. Click on in and we’ll give you the skinny.

Ben "Wild Garlic" RamseyBen Ramsey works at ShootProof and apparently a bunch of them went over to Amazon’s reInvent. When he got back, Ben wrote up a post titled “Building PHP Projects On Aws CodeBuild” to help those of us who wa
nt o use CodeBuild but only use the most popular language on the web to build things. (It’s amazing that AWS totally left PHP out of their launch. Seriously?)

Anyhow, here’s a quick quote for you.

CodeBuild is designed to be used as part of the AWS CodePipeline, but it may also be used by itself. Additionally, with AWS’s increased focus on their container service (ECS), it’s designed to integrate with ECS to use images you’ve stored in AWS, but it may also use images available on Docker Hub.

As always Ben is articulate in his writing, and thorough in his example. This one is well worth the read.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP