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Simple and Fast Dev Environments with Laravel Valet

Jack McDade
Jack McDade May 6th, 2016

Laravel Valet, automatic development environments for Mac minimalists, just released this week with built in Statamic support, and we think it’s pretty awesome.

Valet doesn’t need Vagrant, doesn’t require messing with your /etc/hosts file or MAMP settings. It essentially mirrors the way we’ve set up our own dynamic virtual host environments here at Statamic, except automatic and quite a bit more slick.

After installing, you can navigate to a site directory in your terminal, run valet park and every folder in the directory becomes available at folder_name.test. You can then valet share from inside any of those sites to tunnel the site through ngrok and make it publically accessible temporarily.

It’s pretty awesome. If you’re in the market for a better dev environment, are tired of MAMP, or just like using things with cool names made by nice people, you should check it out.

You can read the official Valet docs or watch an all-too-real commercial below.

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