Valet: Laravel Desktop Development Manager for macOS

Valet: Laravel Desktop Development Manager for macOS
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Valet is a development environment for Mac users who prefer a minimalist approach. Instead of using Vagrant and editing the /etc/hosts file, Valet configures your machine to run Nginx in the background when your computer starts up. One of the great things about Valet is its use of DnsMasq, which allows it to proxy all requests on the *.test domain to your locally installed sites. This results in a blazing fast Laravel development environment that uses only about 7mb of RAM.

While Valet may not completely replace Vagrant or Homestead, it provides a great alternative for those who want a more lightweight option with flexible basics. Additionally, if you're working on a machine with limited RAM, Valet may be the perfect choice for you. Another benefit of Valet is that it allows you to share your sites publicly using local tunnels, making it easier to collaborate with others. Overall, Valet is a powerful tool for Laravel developers who value simplicity and speed.

License

Laravel Valet is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.

Resources

GitHub - laravel/valet: A more enjoyable local development experience for Mac.
A more enjoyable local development experience for Mac. - GitHub - laravel/valet: A more enjoyable local development experience for Mac.
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