Develop a Powerful Skill Set for Maximum Coding Productivity
** UPDATED ** September 2016
With the recent LTS (Long Term Support) release of Laravel 5.1 there is no doubt that this amazing open-source PHP framework is heading towards the Enterprise space. Understanding how the Laravel development ecosystem functions is a fundamental requirement for high-productivity coding.
Deploying a fully integrated Laravel Homestead development ecosystem can be confusing as the framework leverages a number of 3rd party tools to streamline and improve developer workflow.
This course will teach you how to install a complete Laravel Homestead development environment as a seamlessly integrated ecosystem, starting with a vanilla Windows 10 installation.
By learning how to install Windows 10 onto an external USB drive you'll have a functional Windows sandbox at your disposal in order to experiment with confidence using the various technologies present in the Laravel development ecosystem.
By the end of the course we'll meet the stated objective of having a completely integrated and fully functional, Laravel Homestead Virtual Machine based, Laravel development ecosystem for Maximum Coding Productivity, without polluting the Windows operating system with unwanted software.
** UPDATED ** September 2016 (new Section 16 added which uses the updated versions shown in Italics below and includes a Laravel 5.3 installation).
Only the most recent releases of each of the applicable software is used –
- Windows 10
- Virtualbox 5.1.6
- Vagrant 1.8.5
- Homestead 0.5.0
- Git 2.10.0
- PHPStorm 9.0
- PHP 5.6
- Latest versions of Composer, Node, NPM, Bower, Gulp and Laravel Elixir.
By the time we are done you will not only have a KILLER development environment that is fully integrated and works seamlessly, you'll also understand exactly how each of the components contributes to assist you in an advanced development workflow so that you can get cracking and focus on your development project!