- [Instructor] So, what should you know before beginning this course? To follow along, you should have a solid working knowledge of PHP. You'll need to have PHP 7.1.3, or newer, installed and accessible from the command line. We'll have one video that requires PHP 7.2, but it's not necessary, to cover the rest of this course. As part of PHP 7.1.3, you'll need some extensions. All the standard ones that you need in Laravel 5.5, including OpenSSL, PDO, mbstring, Tokenizer, XML, however, with the addition of two new extensions, ctype, and JSON.
If you're working with PHP 7.2, you also need the Argon2 extension. We'll need Composer, installed and accessible, from your terminal application. This course is going to assume you have an understanding of Laravel, and working within the framework. That being said, we aren't doing anything complicated with Laravel, but if you're looking to learn Laravel, this isn't the course for you. And finally, as I might've already mentioned, we're going to be using a terminal application. We'll run some commands from the terminal application, on a regular basis.
So, you should know how to navigate around the terminal, and use it to run commands. Everything else, we'll work through using the course content.