The Language Garage approached us with an interesting proposition. Could we build an online classroom solution for them using off-the-self frameworks and components?
The Language Garage approached us with an interesting proposition. Could we build a online classroom
solution for them using off-the-self frameworks and components? Sometimes keeping things simple is the
best way to keep costs down, and launch a minimal service to test the waters. The Language Garage needed
a minimal web application ideally built in WordPress.
Everything is not a nail
When the Language Garage first approached us, they wanted to investigate a solution utilizing WordPress.
After we completed our discovery process, we realized that it would be a mistake to try and shoehorn a
solution into the WordPress framework. We then turned to a custom solution using Laravel. Laravel would
allow us the flexibility to meet the client’s requirements, and enough built-in functionality to meet
the budget needs.
Out of the box goodness
The Laravel framework allows us to be immediately productive on the front and back ends of the
application. In a matter of days, we had done all of the initial project setup, from modeling the domain
all the way to setting up the front end asset pipelines. In short order we had turned our initial user
interface wireframes into a working application.
Done and deployed
We deployed the staging and production servers using Forge, Laravel’s built-in devops deployment
solution. Doing so also saved us the time of configuring a PAAS solution to host Laravel, or set up a
custom VPS. Learn more about Curious Minds Media's Laravel development services.
Being able to identify potential pitfalls, and architect a solution for a project from requirements is a
skill borne from experience. It’s a skill that when mastered, saves the client time, and money, and at
the end of the day, gets them the features and functionality that meets their needs, from the very first
deployment. Discover more Laravel case studies