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Learning Elasticsearch with Laravel

Michael Stivala, the Maltese Artisan, wrote a nice introduction to Elasticsearch and how you can use it in Laravel.

In this post we’ll explore Elasticsearch; the basics of search and how to set it up with Laravel, Homestead and even Forge. Even though there are resources out there,  I couldn’t find the one article that summarised everything I needed to get up and running in as short a time as possible.


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. He loves waffles and butterflies.