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Learning Laravel's Eloquent by Francesco Malatesta

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Chapter 1. Setting Up Our First Project

"Chi ben comincia è a metà dell'opera."

(Italian for "Well begun is half done.")

Every journey has a beginning, and only a hero with the right equipment can attain a victory. Of course, there are no exceptions for the 21st century hero: the developer!

In order to avoid problems and fight the bad (and malfunctioning) code monster, the good code artisan will prepare everything necessary before the start.

A developer has to be comfortable with the tools they are going to use, and a good development environment can awesomely improve the process. So, before getting our hands dirty, in this chapter, we will discover how to deal with Composer and Homestead.

Composer is an awesome dependency management tool, which is ...

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