friendzone - a social network is rising
friendzone discontinued! Please use use the successor InstaHub.
Source code and install instructions are in English. Documentation and excersices currently are available in German only.
friendzone is a social network for educational purpose only. Students can create their own social network as a database admin. They learn basics about working in a software project, creating and managing a database, querying (SQL SELECT) and editing (SQL INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE).
This project aims to help students develop a general technical understanding of social networks. As result, they will be able to discuss sinjects as big data and information privacy.
Live Demo: https://friendzone.wi-wissen.de/
Read more (only in German): https://blog.wi-wissen.de/tag/friendzone
Standing on the shoulders of giants
Many thanks and respect to:
- jQuery with Backstretch
- Kitten image by Nicolas Suzor (CC BY-NC-SA)
- Splash images by unsplash.com (CCO)
- Face images by Greg Peverill-Conti (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Prerequisits for Windows users
- Download XAMMP: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
- (Optional) Download and extract cmder mini: https://github.com/cmderdev/cmder/releases/download/v22.214.171.124/cmder_mini.zip
- Update windows environment variable path to point to your php install folder (inside XAMMP installation dir) (here is how you can do this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17727436/how-to-properly-set-php-environment-variable-to-run-commands-in-git-bash)
Mac Os, Ubuntu and Windows
- Create a local database named
friendzonewith encoding utf8_general_ci
- Create user
friendzoneand grant all rights on
friendzoneand for creating databases
- cd to your local target folder and clone remote project:
git clone git://github.com/wi-wissen/friendzone.git
.envinside your project root and fill in the database information. (windows won't let you do that, so you have to use Notepad++ or open your console, cd your project root directory and run
mv .env.example .env)
APP_DEBUG=false- enable only temporaly for debugging!
DB_*- if you want another database than MySQL, you have to edit source code.
DB_USERNAME- user for database
DB_PASSWORD- passwort for database
MAIL_*- mail provider for resetting passworts (admin accounts may reset passworts without sending a mail)
PHPMYADMIN- url for opening phpMyAdmin - Example: https://friendzone.wi-wissen.de/phpmyadmin
- Open the console and cd to your project root directory
php composer.phar install
php artisan key:generate
php artisan migrate
php artisan db:seedto run seeders, if necessary.
- Visit website and create first user.
- In the
usertable of your database, manually set the attribute
1. Now your user is admin and may manage other accounts.
Thank you for considering contributing to the friendzone! Create a pull request or contact me.
Contact me if you need an other licence.