I know what the documentation says, but sometimes, the documentation does not say it all. There are always some knowledge and experience outside the documentation that are necessary to get the ball rolling.
What Is Laravel?
Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. In short, it is a tool that can be used to build apps like this website with.
You can build something as complex as Facebook, twitter, jumia, wikipedia using laravel.
What makes laravel special is that it does not really need you to be an expert in order to learn and use Laravel.
I can also tell you that setting up laravel on windows and linux (or mac) are different. In this tutorial, we are going to be looking into all those different setups.
When I am doing tutorials like this, I setup the stuffs really as I post to make sure I am not missing anything. You can read a lot of tutorials online and still have issues.
So everyone, stay tuned on this thread for more on laravel and do a little research on laravel here - https://laravel.com/docs/4.2/introduction