How to Work with Telescope In Laravel 8 Tutorial

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Using Laravel Telescope can debug requests, exceptions, databases, cache, and much more in real-time by accessing a specific route in your local or production environment in laravel 8 application.

Inside this article we will see how to work with Telescope in laravel 8.

This is very interesting topic to learn about a laravel debugging tool i.e laravel telescope. We have only few simple commands to run to get the things working.

Let’s get started.


Installation of Laravel Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project.

If your system doesn’t has composer Installed, Learn Composer Installation Steps.

Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

After following these steps we can install a Laravel application into system.

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed at system.


Install Laravel Telescope – A Composer Pacakge

Laravel telescope is a composer package which is developed to use it for laravel applications.

Open project into terminal and run this command.

$ composer require laravel/telescope

If you want to use telescope in local environment, so you can use the below command:

$ composer require laravel/telescope --dev

Publishing Telescope Scaffolding & Migration

Back to terminal and run this given command. It will generate Telescope associated service provider, assets, configuration etc.

$ php artisan telescope:install

Automatically, a provider will be added into providers array of /config/app.php i.e App\Providers\TelescopeServiceProvider::class,

Migrate Telescope Migration

$ php artisan migrate

All we done ! No more settings requried.


Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1/telescope

Above is the dashboard of Telescope monitoring screen. Let’s run few commands to see, how it works.

Run Php Artisan Command

We have run few artisan commands, have a look into telescope monitoring screen

Running Application routes

We have a sample route, after running it into browser. Have a look into monitoring screen.

Telescope Files Information

To see the working files which are responsible for all these functionalities, here is the path.

/vendor/laravel/telescope

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