Big v2 update
Learn how to create
a Laravel package
Start this course now and publish your first package today
Having produced over 250 packages with more than 200 million downloads in total, the Spatie team knows what they're talking about.
Dive in the mind of the people that brought you quality packages like
and learn how to program, test, and maintain your very own packages.
Become the next package maestro
What you'll learn:
Building a framework agnostic PHP packageBasic structure, testing, GitHub actions, Packagist, …
Building a Laravel packageBuild a real Laravel package from scratch
Source dive Spatie packagesGet a tour of real life examples
Big v2 update
Vastly improved workflow
Examples updated to use the PackageServiceProvider
Updated for PHP 8.x, Laravel 8 and 9
Using modern GitHub action workflows to run tests, update changelog and more
Testing via Pest and PHPUnit
Videos now in glorious 4K
4 hours of content
For all functionality that is added to a package, you'll learn how to automatically test it, both locally and via GitHub Actions. This way you can build a beautiful and maintainable package that your co-workers, clients, and the community can rely on.
All videos are available in our online course environment, where you can track your progress.
Building a framework agnostic PHP package
- Using the Spatie PHP package skeleton to get started building an agnostic package
- Adding a first class to the package
- Testing a package using Pest and PHPUnit
- Automatically fix code style issues locally
- Running the tests on GitHub actions
- Fixing code style issues using GitHub Actions
- Supporting multiple PHP versions
- Using semantic versioning
- Keeping a changelog
- Automatically updating the changelog
- Registering the package on Packagist
- Publishing a new release on GitHub
- Taking care of community contributions
Building a Laravel package
- Using the Spatie Laravel package skeleton to get started building a Laravel specific package
- Using the specialized Package Service Provider
- Adding a config file to the package
- Adding an artisan command
- Adding models and migrations to the package and how to automatically test them
- Adding routes, controllers and views in a way that they don't conflict with application routes
- Running the tests of the Laravel package on GitHub Actions
- Using MySQL in the package tests and on GitHub Actions
- Testing artisan commands using PHPUnit and Orchestra Testbench
- Testing routes, controllers and views
- Supporting multiple PHP and Laravel versions of your package
- Developing a Laravel package inside a full Laravel application
- A whopping 90 minute live coding video where we bring together the knowledge of the entire course to build a real life package from scratch. Watch Freek code and explain his thought process.
- Converting an old style service provider to a Package Service Provider
Source diving Spatie packages
- laravel-tail: how to package up a simple artisan command to reuse in all your projects and share with the community
- laravel-medialibrary: learn how we structured this big package to keep it maintainable
- laravel-multitenancy: this source dive shows how a complicated package can remain lightweight. Lots of things to learn about the Laravel internals too.
- laravel-short-schedule: during this source dive you'll get an intro into React PHP and learn how you can write tests for a never ending event loop.
- laravel-collection-macros: see how we split up large classes into several smaller ones
- laravel-responsecache: this popular package can make any Laravel application much faster. Learn how we use middleware to achieve this
Jonathan Reinink @reinink
… If you're looking to sharpen up on your Laravel package skills, you're not going to find a better resource than this. 👌
Sander van Hooft @SandervHooft
… I had to reverse-engineer more than 10 of Spatie’s packages to understand how to deliver such a high quality product. It took me over 100 hours to learn. Now you can master this from the industry’s leading experts in only 4 hours! It’s a steal.
Mohamed Said @themsaid
… Even if you have no plans to build packages, this is a HUGE learning resource. Highly recommend.
Craig Potter @_CPotter
Purchased and started this yesterday… learnt something new in the first 15 minutes. Can't wait to carry on! Worth every penny…
Jesse Yeet @jesseleite85
Can’t get much more real, @freekmurze and @spatie_be really are the whole package!
Marc Hampson @marc_hampson
Sold! Time to learn from the masters.
Andrés Santibáñez @asantibanez
This one is a no brainer! Just purchased! You should too! …
Nuno Souto @nsouto
From the Package Masters themselves this will be good.
NUNO MADURO @enunomaduro
Freek knows how to create packages better than anyone I ever know. I highly recommend this video course. 🔥
Dries Vints @driesvints
Check out this new course by my buddy @freekmurze. Can definitely say an expert on package development 🤓🤙
Not learning how to create Laravel packages with @spatie_be, it's like having a movie where Luke Skywalker went to learn the Jedi skills with the Jawa tribe, instead of Yoda 🌱
ANYTHING from @freekmurze & @spatie_be is awesome anyway
Why create packages?
By moving common functionalities to packages, the codebase of your apps can become smaller and more maintainable.
Packages can have their own testsuite. When a bug is discovered, you can easily distribute the fix in your apps by merely running
There are commercial benefits as well. By open sourcing packages, you as a developer, and your company become much more visible in the community, which can lead to interesting opportunities coming your way.
Meet your instructor
Chances are you already have!
Freek Van der Herten is a developer and partner at Spatie, a Belgium-based company specializing in creating Laravel apps.
The company has an open-source first mentality. Freek and his team have released over 250 packages, that are loved by the community, and which have been downloaded for over 200 million times.
Freek also has a passion for spreading his knowledge. In addition to regularly speaking at local user groups and some of the world's best conferences, he also publishes posts on PHP, Laravel, and programming in general at his well-respected blog.
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