As our study group has become more and more settled in, we have come up with some software and configurations that are standard for the group. The list here should help you set up that software and get you prepared for the meetup. If you have any trouble with the software, don’t worry, we’ll be glad to help you get everything figured out at the meetup. All the software listed below is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Please bring in a laptop with WiFi that you have permission to install the software listed below on.
Vagrant: We use this to set up and build quick development environments.
Git: This is our VCS of choice and is required to access packages that we are developing and sharing.
Composer: Package Management for PHP. Composer is required to install all the elements that we rely on which we won’t be writing ourselves.
Homestead: The Laravel Framework development environment. Our current focus includes a lot of Laravel study and instruction, and as such, Homestead is an invaluable resource for quick environments.
We have a great group so far and would love to see new faces. Remember, if you have any problem installing these components, DO NOT WORRY, we are here to help you.