Let’s dive right into Lumen. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to set up a new Lumen project and you’ll explore some of Lumen’s basic features:
To follow along, you should have the recommended Homestead environment from Chapter 1 installed.
Setting Up a New Project
Before you can get started, you need to create a new Lumen project in Homestead. To create a new project, ssh into Homestead virtual machine and use Composer to create a new Lumen project (Listing 2-1).
Listing 2-1. Creating a New Lumen Application in Homestead
# On your local machine
$ cd ∼/Code/Homestead
$ vagrant ssh ...