TutsPlus.com: Package Management in Laravel
On the TutsPlus.com site there's a new tutorial posted sharing some helpful tips on how to manage packages in a Laravel application making use of Composer's functionality.
In this article, we'll go ahead and explore the package management feature in the Laravel framework. In the course of the article, we’ll go through a real-world example to demonstrate the purpose of the article.
Package management in Laravel is an important feature that allows you to bundle a piece of functionality so that it can be distributed easily. Moreover, you could always publish your package to repositories like Packagist and GitHub that allow other developers to benefit from your package.
They start by listing out the files that will be involved in the tutorial (requiring a pre-set up Laravel application) and a basic knowledge of the application's structure. The article then walks through setting up some of the prerequisites and the creation of your own custom package. They include the updates to the routing, controller, updates to the view and changes in the service provider handling.