Hello everyone, another day, another repo! 😂
I've been using Homestead
for years. It's a development environment for EVERYTHING you need to work with laravel
One place for all your apps, so easy to install and setup, and it will keep your machine clean; since it's built over a virtual machine with ubuntu.
But the more you add to it, the more it will eat your resources, the machine size it will explode, and it will need more memory, and it will always reserve some CPU from your computer.
That what makes me look for an alternative, and the obvious one for mac, was laravel Valet
Valet is a Laravel development environment for macOS minimalists. Laravel Valet configures your Mac to always run Nginx in the background when your machine starts. Then, using DnsMasq, Valet proxies all requests on the *.test domain to point to sites installed on your local machine.
and just like that, my laptop got its freedom from the `monStead` 😜
it's so simple to install and setup, and more than that, easier to create sites without having to edit config files and your hosts. Valet will take care of all that.
Since I have so many projects working on them simultaneously, I usually forget what the folder for what project is and spend so many times; (well, about 90 seconds), haha, to find the project I am looking for!
So I did this small project that can be set as the default site for Valet, and it will list all your apps in the parked folder.
I am also trying to guess the app type with some tricks and the magic of PHP.
Take a look at laravel Valet Home
. If you were using Valet, I hope you will enjoy it.