“Valet is a Laravel development environment for Mac minimalists. No Vagrant, No Apache, No Nginx, No /etc/hosts file. You can even share your sites publicly using local tunnels. Yeah, we like it too.
Laravel Valet configures your Mac to always run PHP’s built-in web server in the background when your machine starts. Then, using DnsMasq, Valet proxies all requests on the *.dev domain to point to sites installed on your local machine.”
For Laravel: https://laravel.com/docs/5.2/valet
^^^ Reminds me the days of making “Portable Bangla Font aka. Banglasavvy (the virtual font installer)” and “Portable App” back in the ~2006. A little trick to get advantage of systems by using underneath APIs provided by the OS.
For valet, it’s the web server included w/ PHP and listening to DnsMasq. For me, installing the font virtually was just using one Windows 32-API.
Interestingly, when I talked about it few people laughs on it- then when I made that possible those people duplicated the method to port more stuffs- and there were a huge impact of using the Bangla apps around the community. Did I receive any “thanks” for that?
Who cares, no, really. It doesn’t matter- 😉