If you’ve just started using Laravel Homestead you know just how easy it makes getting started on a new project. On my first attempt I was up and running in under five minutes…very cool!
While adding a new project today I realized there isn’t a built-in way to do project-specific provisioning. There are a few tasks I do on nearly every project and I’d prefer to not have to jump into the VM to do them (mostly because I have to always look up the commands). Enter Envoy.
Nearly every site has a database. Why not automate its creation? Envoy can take care of that in a snap.
@servers(['vm' => '-p 2222 firstname.lastname@example.org']) @task('init-local', ['on' => 'vm']) mysql -u homestead -psecret -e "create database :db_name @endtask
@servers(['vm' => '-p 2222 email@example.com']) @task('init-local', ['on' => 'vm']) echo "*:*:*:*:secret" > ~/.pgpass chmod 600 ~/.pgpass createdb -h 127.0.0.1 -U homestead -O homestead :db_name rm ~/.pgpass @endtask
This is just the beginning of what you could do for a new project within Homestead. Other obvious tasks might be migrating and seeding the database, running custom Artisan commands, or even other sync’d shell scripts. It’s a breeze!