Stuff I did to debug during API dev on my local machine
Run the PHP dev server on your given port
php -S 0.0.0.0:8080 -t public public/index.php
In httpie, pass
?XDEBUG_SESSION_START=foobar on the query string with the request
#Laravel 5 Simple ACL manager
Protect your routes with user roles. Simply add a 'role_id' to the User model, install the roles table and seed if you need some example roles to get going.
If the user has a 'Root' role, then they can perform any actions.
Simply copy the files across into the appropriate directories, and register the middleware in App\Http\Kernel.php