Installs Laravel-5 with a bunch of useful packages and enables BrowserSync
npm install -g yo npm install -g generator-laravel-5
Then generate your new project:
You can choose from where your application is served:
- php artisan serve (localhost:8000)
- localhost (Use this, if you serve your application via a webserver (local or remote))
The proxy configuration is required for BrowserSync and can be changed in
The following packages are integrated in the new Laravel project by default:
- barryvdh/laravel-debugbar (for Laravel <= 5.6.*)
- laravel/telescope (for Laravel >= 5.7.*)
Laravel Telescope is integrated for Laravel 5.7+ applications. Make sure to run the migration manually,
after having prepared and configured your database.
Laravel Telescope runs with the default configuration. Only
php artisan telescope:install has been executed
during the setup routine. You can open the telescope GUI via:
In order to perform a code analyzes with phpmetrics you can run:
This will create a folder named
phpmetrics and you can get interesting insights by opening
Code style check and fixing
In order to have a clean and shiny code style, your generated Laravel 5 application comes with
You can check your code with the following command:
composer run-script ecsCheck
This checks the whole project and applies some basic check configurations.
You can tweak the check configuration in the
In order to fix your code style, you can run
composer run-script ecsFix.
You can also run easyCodingStandard and pass other configuration by calling the tool directly:
vendor/bin/ecs check app --config vendor/symplify/easy-coding-standard/config/clean-code.yml vendor/bin/ecs check app --config vendor/symplify/easy-coding-standard/config/clean-code.yml --fix
For more information, please consult the official documentation.
Another useful php package that is integrated out of the box is spatie/phpunit-watcher. With this tool, you can watch changes in *.php and test files and all your automated tests will be triggered to run. You can start phpunit-watcher with:
For more information have a look at the official documentation: https://github.com/spatie/phpunit-watcher
Frontend development with browserSync
If you serve your application with
php artisan serve (http://localhost:8000) you have to start
this first before you can start watching your files with browserSync.
In order to have webpack watch your file changes and reload your browser, run
npm run watch.
You have to open your browser an navigate to
If you want to, you can initialize a local git repository to version your code. This is turned on by default. After scaffolding your new laravel application there is an initial commit in your local repository.
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