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Paul Redmond, Lumen Programming Guide, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2187-7_1

1. Installing Lumen

Paul Redmond

(1)Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Before you start diving into Lumen, you need to make sure PHP is installed. You’ll also need a few other tools to develop a real application. You can get PHP a number of ways, but here is my recommendation for all platforms: Laravel Homestead (laravel.com/docs/homestead). I also include a few different ways to install PHP locally if you are interested, but the book examples will use Homestead. I highly encourage using Homestead to ...

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