REPL idea is nothing new, but it wasn’t very popular in day-to-day work in PHP until recently, when Laravel 4 came out and shipped with BORIS. It allowed interacting with whole Laravel app directly in the console and made working with things like Eloquent models, queries and pretty much everything in the app a cinch.
Boris was cool, but with Laravel 5 we got something new to play with – PsySH, and that’s what we’re gonna talk about here.
Now is the time to go to your console, type
$ php artisan tinker and follow along
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