This is a group for Laravel developers to connect, exchange ideas and work on side projects together.
It is also a group for web developers that want to learn and use Laravel to build web applications.
Laravel is a RAD (Rapid application development) PHP web framework, similar to Ruby on Rails, that is enjoyable to use. It helps small teams or solo developers easily and rapidly build full featured web applications.
In this group we will learn the technical aspects of Laravel and how to use it to build and deploy project together.
We will also not be focusing on CSS concepts and CSS design frameworks in general. For our projects we will only use the Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS frameworks that are geared toward developer productivity to rapidly add standard styling elements to our projects.
Finally we will also work with Docker for development and Digital Ocean for deploying our projects.
While it is not required that members be familiar with Laravel, this not a newbie focused group so it is expected that you will have at least some knowledge of PHP and web development to be able to understand Laravel and write code using the framework.
If you are not very experienced , you can check out laracasts.com (http://laracasts.com/) that has a number of free courses on Laravel and PHP web development to get you up to speed.
We will help with installing the PHP, Composer https://getcomposer.org/ and Laravel Valet server components during the first few orientation meetups so we can on board new members easily as they join the group.
So bring your laptop and join us to get started on the path of building web applications with Laravel!
P.S. For the more ambitious, I have listed links to installing the Laravel Valet server for Mac, Linux and Windows platforms here: