Blog Post

Getting Laravel Set Up

September 25, 2013

I've recorded a series to illustrate how to get a Laravel project set up on your development machine. I cover creating a virtual machine, installing Laravel, using Git for version control, and setting up our project in PHPStorm.

Part 1.

Topics covered
  • Using PuPHPet to get a VM created and provisioned




Part 2.

Topics covered
  • Adding a line to your hosts file
  • Using Vim
  • Creating a Laravel project using Composer
  • Changing folder/file permissions for Laravel




Part 3.

Topics covered
  • Adding the project in PHPStorm
  • Using Composer to install a helper package for PHPStorm
  • Setting up PHPUnit in PHPStorm




Part 4.

Topics covered
  • Configuring the database connection
  • Creating and running a Laravel migration
  • Using Git and BitBucket to track our project
  • Configuring Sequel Pro to connect to our database
  • Setting up Git in PHPStorm

David Adams
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