Create laravel project on local machine
Today my wife asked me to set up
laravel on her box, so she could finally start to learn some serious PHP.
Then I asked a question: “There must be tutorials or docs for such task. Have you check them all out?”
“Yes, I have. But the official site told me to install some vagrant thingy first, I don’t understand what that is and why.”
Then I briefly browsed the
laravel doc, section installation. Truly, vagrant is a good option for experienced developer because of many reasons, but for starter, can you just help them to start an example
Within 10 mins, including downloading and installing time, I already got an
laravel instance running on her machine, without using any virtual machine or similar. following is how it was set up on OSX:
Install php and composer
If you don’t have
mysql, then just install them with:
Install laravel installer
Create a laravel app
Just start it
yes, as this simple. I understand docs want learner to have the exactly same perfect env like an app would be deployed on. But for a total beginner, to actually start something is more important than knowing how it should be properly developed.