Workshop in English - US at php[tek] 2015
View Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/svpernova09/laravel-5-new-features
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/e47a4
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Adventures in Laravel 5
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I really enjoyed it! Had some difficulties getting things set up at the beginning but that was to be expected. Joe definitely knew what he was talking about and even though I was a total newcomer to Laravel I feel like I've got a good introduction to the framework and I'm looking forward to learning more.
I really enjoyed it! Had some difficulties getting things set up at the beginning but that was to be expected given the varying setups everyone had. Joe definitely knew what he was talking about and even though I was a total newcomer to Laravel I feel like I've got a good introduction to the framework and I'm looking forward to learning more. (reposting since I was anonymous last time and there's no "claim this comment" button)
Complete waste of time and extremely frustrating.
There was a prerequisite list, and the session was listed as "beginner". In reality, the prereq list was so incomplete that almost 2 of the 3 hours of the session were completely wasted with attendees trying to get set up with the actual prereqs (with several mac and windows users ultimately having to give up), and then NONE of that was actually used for the content in the last hour.
I'm sure Joe knows his stuff rather well, but there was no value in attending this class. In fact, if I didn't know better, attending this class would have given me the impression that Laravel is far to complex and fragile to be a viable framework.
@Anonymous from June 10 @ 12:44.
I appreciate your feedback. This was the first time I had done this tutorial so I'm grateful for feedback on what I could do better.
I'm terribly sorry you had a bad experience. The combination of hotel wifi being uncharacteristically slow and me not having people add the vagrant box to their machine before the tutorial (which was the only thing missing from the prerequisites) caused a lot of people to be behind in getting the Homestead environment up and running. This caused us to spend an hour on Homestead as we waited for downloads. I was glad we got to spend a lot of time on it because I felt like many people didn't have a good grasp on Vagrant or Virtual machines. I'm sorry if this wasn't valuable to you.
We also had a number of people using Windows, which we recommended in the prerequisites to come with OS X or Linux machines. I wasn't aware of anyone on OS X that wasn't able to get homestead working.
I believe I have a solution to the Windows issue for any next opportunities that would involve giving those user a pre-configured virtual machine to that had everything already installed and configured. That way the tutorial wouldn't be held up by waiting on people trying to figure out Windows.
I'd love to offer some one on one time to help you get everything going and give you a tour of the framework. You can find a few ways to contact me below, give me a shout and we'll figure out a time.
Email: first @ first + last .me (Google Hangouts as well)