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Learning Laravel 4 Application Development by Hardik Dangar

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Chapter 2. Let's Begin the Journey

In this chapter, we are going to learn how we can install and configure Laravel 4. We will see how Laravel structures itself. Also, we'll talk about some useful configurations you should know before starting your project in Laravel 4.

Let's start our journey. The first step of our journey is to install Laravel successfully. Laravel 4 has few system requirements:

  • Composer
  • PHP 5.3.7 or later
  • MCrypt PHP extension

We will see how to install Laravel 4 on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Mac OS X

In this chapter, we will see how we can install and configure Laravel 4 on our development environment. We will also learn the basic foundations of the Laravel 4 structure, learn where our code resides, and how ...

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