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I am using MAC wit the OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 .

Step 1 – Setting up development environment

    • Download XAMPP v5.6.14 (PHP 5.6.14)
    • Install to default location “/Application/XAMPP”.
    • Launch http://localhost/dashboard/ to test the installation.
    • Important:XAMPP to run as logged in user instead of nobody
      • Edit the following in red/Applications/XAMPP/etc/httpd.conf following line
        • User yourusername
        • Group staff

STEP 2 – Installing composer

  • Following the instruction here for installing composer.
  • Setting up alias for “composer”
    • Include the following alias composer=’/usr/local/bin/composer/composer.phar’ in ~/.bash_profile

STEP 3 – Installing Laravel

    • Following the instruction here for installing laravel.