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Project City Build

License: MPL 2.0 Build status codecov Dependabot Status

The official repository for Project City Build's homepage and related web services.


  • Frameworks: Laravel 5.8, ReactJS 16
  • Environment: Docker (and Docker-Compose)
  • CI/CD: Travis CI, Codecov

All branches, commits and pull-requests are continuously tested


  • Docker

If you do not wish to use Docker for local dev work, feel free to go about it in the usual way by working from the src directory. However, you will need to install and setup all requirements manually:

  • PHP 7.2+
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • Composer
  • NPM

Can I contribute?

Absolutely. Feel free to fork and send pull requests any time. I'd be thrilled to have some help.


First time setup

This repository uses laradock as a local development environment.

  1. Enter the laradock folder
  2. Build the docker container: docker-compose up -d nginx mariadb redis
  3. Run cp src/.env.example src/.env, then edit the file as appropriate (see below)
  4. Enter the main workspace container: docker-compose exec workspace bash
    1. Install PHP dependencies: composer install
    2. Install JS dependencies: npm install (see below before running this)
    3. Generate private key: php artisan key:generate
    4. Create and seed database: php artisan migrate --seed
    5. Build JS/CSS assets: npm run dev

You should now be able to see the site at http://localhost. If that doesn't work, also try

NPM Install

Python2.7 is required by one of our dependencies. Unfortunately the workspace container does not have this pre-installed, so this step is required before running npm install:

apt-get update -yqq && apt-get install -y python2.7
npm config set python /usr/bin/python2.7

Local Environment File (.env)

Database config:



Once First time setup is complete, you only need to run one command to boot up the environment:

docker-compose up -d nginx mariadb redis

To enter the workspace at anytime use docker-compose exec workspace bash

Live editing (Browsersync)

  • From inside the container, run npm run watch. Because we're running in headless-mode, no browser will automatically open.
  • Open http://localhost:3000 in your browser. Any HTML, JS, CSS changes will automatically appear without refreshing.


  • If the database schema has changed, remember to run php artisan migrate from inside the workspace container to ensure you always have the latest schema.


Inside the workspace container:

  • Run phpunit to run all unit/integration tests
  • Run phpstan -c phpstan.neon to run PHP analysis

Troubleshooting Laradock

Docker might not go smoothly for Windows users. If you're having trouble booting up a MariaDB instance, you may need to use a MySQL container instead. In this case the boot command would be docker-compose up -d nginx mysql redis. The .env file will also need to be updated to point at the correct container: DB_HOST=mysql

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