Tell me about your first Laravel project

By @antonio · 2021-08-31 15:49

Tell me about your first Laravel project

Hello guys. What was your first Laravel project about?

My first project was something like a job platform, where companies from my city used to share new jobs opportunity and candidates could send their resumes.

It was about 6 years ago and as my first Laravel project my code was a mess but my project could get the job done.

*I am not a native English speaker. If there is something you (as a native) would say in a different way, please let me know. I love to learn :D

  • By @indylogix · 2021-11-24 11:02

    The first Laravel project is simple and It was a static website. Since then, working on only dynamic and giant projects.

  • By @coslois · 2021-09-06 07:43

    My first Laravel project was a personal SaaS web application for real estate property values. It involved Esri arcgis, API integrations, map and database searches, report generation, and others.

    The web app uses Laravel, MySql, VueJs.

    I am currently working on upgrading it from Laravel 5.6 to Laravel 8 and seeing the code all over again, I realized how my coding evolved (and changed) through my interaction with the great Laravel community, Soon after the L8 upgrade is completed I plan on refactoring a lot of the current code :)

  • By @arome · 2021-09-06 06:37

    I remember stating out with a skeletal CRM solution for service providers using Laravel 5.6. It had modules such as clients, payments, notifications, referrals and others. It was a messy code base but I learnt a lot from working on that project. Notable mention to the Todo list app I tried before attempting the CRM project.

  • By @braunson · 2021-09-05 18:08

    While I don't remember my very first Laravel app, I do remember this early app I built back when 4.x was the latest release, I was contracted to build a custom calendar subscription SaaS specifically targeted towards new parents to schedule baby-related things like baby sitters, groceries, etc. It had to sync with Google Calendar and other 3rd parties. The client had their own design and wanted it implemented 1:1 (it wasn't something I'd ever put out but they pushed for it). To say the least it was certainly interesting. I learned lots

  • By @mike · 2021-09-04 18:32

    Phew, can't remember what my first was (years and years ago), but I recall it being quite small. The earliest project I can remember was an attempt at making a CRM for small to medium non-profits, though it was early days and didn't go as planned (zero design patterns, quite a mess, not very maintainable). It's still a project that's on the cards today though, and I try work on it in some of my free time. This iteration of it is powered by Laravel 8 and Vite, designed for an AWS stack.

  • By @UzzairBaharudin · 2021-09-03 01:17

    My first Laravel (v5.3) project was a tender procurement platform. Used mongodb to store the inconsistent tender info and mysql to store customers subscriptions. The web app also has API integrations with Framework 7. The code was super messy back then 😅 since I just started using Laravel but i learn a lot (the hard way) by refactoring the code over the time.

    • By @antonio · 2021-09-03 14:38

      Just like my first project in Laravel, a huge massy xD Actually my first laravel project was, before a Laravel project, a pure PHP project. Then, after a few weeks of studying I migrated my legacy code. That was stunning experience. Nowadays my main project is Retina. Retina is an application to store information about criminal organization and its members in all Brazilian territory. (its a government project)

  • By @lars · 2021-09-02 19:17

    Don't shame me 😅

    A todo app 🤫

  • By @macbookandrew · 2021-09-02 16:09

    My first Laravel project was actually a Lumen API for manipulating PDFs. (Since then I’ve upgraded it to the full Laravel framework.)

  • By @itsO · 2021-09-02 11:24

    If I still remember, my first Laravel application was 'creating a file-sharing platform for my class.'

    In other words, this application allows admins (the class delegate) to upload and share lessons and homework. Moreover, the admin can manage (add or delete) students of the application.

    It was a great experience and since then, I'm in love with Laravel.

  • By @antonio · 2021-08-31 15:54

    A quick note: I couldn't think in a better place to talk about it. I don't mind if the admin think in a better place for this conversation and move my post :)

    • By @samuel · 2021-08-31 18:34

      Yeah this category is fine. I might make a dedicated category for the more casual conversations but until there's a lot of threads, it's a non-issue so I'm leaving this here 👍