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Laravel 5 Essentials

By : Martin Bean
Book Image

Laravel 5 Essentials

By: Martin Bean

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Laravel 5 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 2. Setting Up a Development Environment

Laravel is more than just a framework: a whole ecosystem and toolset has been developed around it to make building PHP applications faster and more enjoyable. These tools are entirely opt-in and the knowledge of them is not necessary to use and build projects in Laravel, but they do go hand-in-hand with the framework, so it's worth covering.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Meeting Composer, a dependency manager

  • Introduction to Homestead, and using it to manage Laravel projects