January 9, 2022

Building Homestead in 2022

There are two parts to the Homestead product: a base box named Laravel Settler and a run time Laravel Homestead. From the Settler repo, we’re able to build base boxes Homestead, Homestead-ARM, and Homestead-MariaDB. You need Packer and a Virtualization provider. You can likely build Homestead base boxes for Virtualbox, Parallels, and sometimes Hyper-V and VMware. You'll want to clone...

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October 30, 2021

Homestead Officially Supports Apple Silicon M1

October 19th, 2021 I received an email notification about a new $2,100 one time sponsorship through GitHub Sponsors program. Someone took me up on my offer to build Homestead on Apple Silicon. I'm happy to announce that Laravel Homestead now supports Apple Silicon by using the homestead-arm base box with the parallels provider. This would have been impossible without...

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October 14, 2021

Getting Takeout with Homestead

With the release of Homestead Base box Tighten's Takeout is now included by default. Takeout is a cli tool for creating general use Docker containers. Homestead has supported Docker since it's early days however takeout makes it incredibly convenient to create services via Docker instead of having to install and configure the service directly in the virtual machine. Why would you want to use...

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June 11, 2021

The Workshop: S3 Storage with MinIO - php[architect] Magazine January 2021

This month we’re diving into running our own S3 compatible open-source server via the open-source project MinIO. We’ll configure MinIO alongside our local development environment so we can easily replicate the integration of our application with S3 object storage without operating on “production” storage buckets or having to setup “dev” buckets. Amazon’s Simple Storage Service...

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