Hi, So.. let's cut to the basics.
This Page feels very "beta". For once, I would not have a "Discussions" for Users Questions about a Course. Instead it would be better to have all Questions related to an Course within A Place.
I get a feeling people who created Laracasts knows how to make "fast.. but not thoughtful design". Looking into the "filter" of Discussions gives a sense of "dis-orientation". Popular of This Week? Is this a news site or a Forum discussion?
Anyhow, moving into what I'm currently on, the course, "Let's Build A Forum with Laravel and TDD: Test-Driving Threads"
First of all. This course should have an extra episode discussing afew elements. (1) What the Course Include . (2) What we will Build and also (3) What tools are pre-required. As of knowledge know the following is pre-required for this Course. If you're missing any of this you gonna feel very lost instantly.
For the Command Prompt or Terminal:
*Git installed into Command Prompt or Terminal . (https://git-scm.com/)
*Node JS installed . (https://nodejs.org/en/)
*Composer . (https://getcomposer.org/) - also added Laravel in Composer by writing in CMD - composer global require "laravel/installer"
*PHPStorm . (https://www.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/)
*SQLlite or something..
Now.. Even having all this installed there will be problems.
I, myself, is currently having problem with Episode 2, discussing Threads usage,
I manage to make the Hyperlink "forum.dev" work to open the index page of Forums Website. However I'm not able to open "forum.dev/threads" . I dont know why and I love to get some answers. Especially Since I payed for this Courses.
https://snag.gy/6hEGtw.jpg <- Forum Site on forum.dev (working)
https://snag.gy/3joJqQ.jpg <- Thread site on forum.dev/threads (not working.. errors)
I beg Developers of Laracast.com to look into how Udemy does things, and reflect on issues here.