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Reset Your Laravel App In Seconds
In his recent talk about Laravel Nova at Laracon US, Taylor Otwell used a nice little shortcut to reset his demo app during the presentation.
In his recent talk about Laravel Nova at Laracon US, Taylor Otwell used a nice little shortcut to reset his demo app during the presentation. To reset an app in our local environment, we need to do three things:
- Drop the database.
- Migrate the database.
- Seed the database.
As of Laravel 5.5, we've been able to to use the following command to perform all three actions at once:
php artisan migrate:fresh --seed
That's still quite a lot to type if you are using this command over and over, so let's add a quick alias to our
alias mfs="php artisan migrate:fresh --seed"
Now you can simply type
mfs to quickly refresh your application and reseed it with fresh data.
While I've got your attention, Taylor's talk is well worth watching. I always learn something new from his presentations. I love the way that he can abstract a concept to the point where thousands of developers can use it in their own projects.
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