Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up Composer on the Mac, part of Learning Laravel 4 (2014).
There are a couple of ways to install Laravel.…There's a direct route that uses a Laravel PHP archive,…and a more circuitous one that requires Composer.…We're going to take the long way around,…and I'll explain why in a bit.…To start, go to laravel.com and click Quickstart.…Like many websites, the Laravel site is often influx,…so you may not see this exact screen when you visit.…Now, as noted in the Quickstart section,…so I'll scroll down to it a little bit,…under installation, the fastest way to set up Laravel…is just to download laravel.phar.…
The P-H-A-R, phar extension, indicates a PHP archive.…Then just name it to Laravel and copy it to usr/local/bin.…That's quick, but for my taste, a wee bit misleading,…as you will, at some point, need to run Composer…to set up all the required dependencies.…Since if you're working with Laravel…you'll need to have a complete collection of files…for every application, it's best to always use Composer…to install Laravel on a per project basis.…
So, a more complete route, as detailed when you click…
- Installing Laravel
- Handling testing
- Establishing an HTML view
- Connecting to a database
- Enabling version control
- Setting up-and-running unit tests
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Laravel
2. Creating Initial Laravel Pages
3. Displaying Laravel Code
4. Creating a Laravel Application
5. Testing Your Laravel Code
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