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Simple tricks for working with Laravel Mix

Simple tricks for working with Laravel Mix

Problems

  1. Start PHP development server or (artisan serve) along side webpack-dev-server in single command
  2. Serve static files inside storage/app/public without creating symlink to public directory

Solution

  1. Use node child_process to spawn artisan serve command while starting webpack-dev-server
  2. Use browser-sync's staticServe options

Results

Simply run

$ npm run hot

and then visi http://localhost:3000 we'll see our development server is running seemlessly.

  • Laravel development server running at port 8000
  • BrowserSync proxy server running at port 3000
  • Webpack Dev Server for Hot Module Replacement running at port 8080
const mix = require('laravel-mix')
const { spawn } = require('child_process')
// Start Artisan Serve
let serve
Mix.listen('init', () => {
if (!mix.config.hmr) return
serve = spawn('php', ['artisan', 'serve'])
function onData (data) {
console.info(data.toString().trim())
}
serve.stdout.on('data', onData)
serve.stderr.on('data', onData)
serve.on('close', (code) => {
console.info('Server closed with status:', code)
})
})
process.on('exit', () => {
if (serve) serve.kill('SIGKILL')
})
// Configure BrowserSync
// See: https://laravel-mix.com/docs/4.0/browsersync
mix.browserSync({
open: false,
proxy: 'localhost:8000',
// see https://www.browsersync.io/docs/options#option-serveStatic
serveStatic: [
{
route: '/storage',
dir: 'storage/app/public'
}
]
})
// Another mix config
mix.webpackConfig({
//...
})
mix.options({
//...
})
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