Platform.sh takes documentation seriously.
Software is, after all, only as good as its resources and how well they help you use it. We strive to make great software, and we want our public documentation to live up to that same standard.
When a new feature is developed, we want you to know how to use it as soon as it’s released. Come across a problem the documentation isn’t helping you solve? We’ll find out why, and make updates that clarify the solution for you and for anyone else who might encounter it later on.
Not sure how to start using Platform.sh?
Well, we’ve added some new resources to the docs to help you with just that. Along with a great updated look, new and seasoned users alike can access step-by-step Getting Started guides that will fast-track your projects into production applications.
The documentation should make working with Platform.sh for the first time as simple as possible, whether you’re migrating an application from another hoster or you’re completely new to web development with a PaaS provider.
That’s why we created these Getting Started guides. Each guide will help you get accustomed to some of the most common actions you’ll perform while developing on Platform.sh; in turn, we hope that they help build some intuition about what needs to be done when you move on to bigger projects.
Because we want new and seasoned users to get the most out of Platform.sh, the guides have been designed to branch out from both of these starting points.
The Start with a template guide will take you through these steps until you have a live site that you can start developing immediately from your local repository using the Platform.sh CLI.
Hosting your application on Platform.sh requires proper configuration, and this is usually the stage users find the most difficult to get used to.
In the Import your own code guide, we take you through the steps to configure your routes, services, and your application correctly; connect to your services, and deploy on Platform.sh in minutes.
Now that you’ve got a project on Platform.sh, you’re ready to develop new features for it. The next section of tutorials will help you do just that, no matter your starting point.
Each of the guides above are stuffed with video examples that support their content. We’ve included terminal recordings to show off the commands you need and the output you can expect when developing with the Platform.sh CLI. There’s also new screencasts that showcase how easily you can create and modify projects in the management console.
We thought that the public documentation deserved some style love to match.
Getting started on Platform.sh should be simple, and with our new guides, you can get your applications production-ready in no time. But this is only the beginning; we’ll continue to add additional guides and example recordings periodically to keep our public documentation the dependable resource you deserve.
Stay tuned, get out there, and get started!