The story of Laravel & Angular material starter17 Apr 2016
Today I’m writing because Laravel & Angular material starter has reached 1,000 stars on github!
It’s now one of the top 250 PHP projects on github. And the screencasts have just surpassed 10,000 views!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the contributors on the project. Especially those who have recently contributed to 3.1 and 3.2:
- Jad Salhani
- Kujtim Hoxha
- Andres M.
- Graham Campbell
- Allan Alvarez Ortiz
- Nicole Saidy for the visuals & designs
Also all the other contributors who have been asking questions and discovering bugs on Github!
How it started
A few months ago, I was building a commercial project for a client. I needed to use Laravel for sure.
But I also wanted to use Angular to make the UI reactive & I was particularly interested in the powerful components offered by Angular Material.
After spending over 40 hours on the setup for Laravel & Angular (which by the way, wasn’t that good), I noticed that open sourcing this setup would benefit a lot of users.
A few weeks later, it got featured on Laravel News. Since then, people started opening issues and tinkering with it.
The top priority has been to provide people with best practices for Angular apps that use a Laravel API. I can’t claim that it’s perfect, so if you have some feedback make sure to open a new issue!
In a couple of weeks, version 3.2 will be out. It will feature out of the box JWT Authentication and password resets. Here’s what has been added so far.
I’m also working on better documentation by adding beginner friendly installation and more screencasts.
What about Angular 2?
Angular 2 is just around the corner. Hence the next logical step is to start working on Angular 2 with typescript support. This will become a priority as soon as 3.2 is released!
Community feedback has always been very important. That’s why I put together a 1 minute anonymous survey. No name, no email. I would love to know more how you’re using this starter project and how it can be improved.
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