Environment Setup

Install PHP 7 on Windows

  • Download the ZIP file for PHP7.3
  • Extract to a folder called "PHP7" in your C: drive
  • Go to Control panel -> System variables
  • Add a System path variable called "PHP7" with the path "C:\PHP7"
  • If you see an application error, download the VC++ 2015 update

  • If you are missing a .dll download and install it into your machine. Google search "missing 'dll file name' ddl file

Install composer on windows

  • Windows has a setup.exe file that installs composer

Install composer on Unix based systems

  • Download composer.phar from the "manual download" section
  • Move composer.phar to /usr/local/bin/composer (remove the .phar extension)
  • chmod 777 /usr/local/bin/composer

Download and install Git bash.

Download and install VirtualBox host.


Mac and Windows:

Download and install Vagrant by HashiCorp.

Linux (to download the 2.2.7 version and remove ruby warnings):

curl https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/2.2.7/vagrant_2.2.7_x86_64.deb -O
sudo dpkg -i vagrant_2.2.7_x86_64.deb
rm vagrant_2.2.7_x86_64.deb
vagrant -v

Run the following command in your terminal to install homestead on vagrant

vagrant box add laravel/homestead 

Download atom and install some Laravel plugins for it.

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