No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams
Below is a simple system that I plan to implement that will help me stay focused
I am breaking down the process into a planning and a doing phase. In the planning phase, I select the tasks to work on based on long-term goals. The doing phase is where I spend my time working on the tasks.
I am on my first week of my Laravel journey, and so far so good. I setup my development environment using Bitnami, settled on Atom as my editor and began learning Laravel using Laracasts.
Laravel Environment Setup
You have three installation options:
- Install Laravel from Scratch on your system.
- Laravel Homestead
- Bitnami WAMP stack or Bitnami MAMP Stack
Laravel Homestead is an official, Vagrant virtual machine that comes pre-installed with all of the Laravel requirements. The benefit with Homestead is that you will not have to install anything on your machine.
I chose the Bitnami WAMP stack option, and so far it has worked for me. Download version 5.6, because the newer versions do not have Laravel installed.
If you prefer a full blown PHP IDE, then PHPStorm might be an option.
I am going to start working on a chess website project, and after brainstorming the idea I needed to decide which web technology to use for the site.
I have decided to go with Laravel after reading Craig Hewitt’s assessment and deciding that for me ease of learning and deployment to production are most important.