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Run tasks locally with Envoy

Envoy is an easy to use task runner created by master artisan Taylor Otwell. It offers a simple blade-like syntax to create tasks. If you’re not familiar with it, you can watch this free Laracasts-videoChris Fidao recently showed, in his excellent Servers For Hackers newsletter, how you can create a light version of Capistrano with Envoy.

Up until a few hours ago a task could only run via ssh. But now that this pull request has been merged, you can also use envoy to locally run commands.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.