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Clone your package inside the vendor directory

Dimitrios Savvopoulos, the creator of the laravel-translatable package (which I use in almost every project), shared a very nice tip on how to develop a package while it is installed as a requirement.

If you have write access to a composer package repository, you have the possibility to continue its development while it is installed as requirement in another project. Let’s see how we can accomplish this.


If you have another, possibly better, way to go about this, let me know in the comments.

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.