Over on dotdev I published a first look at Laravel Valet.
My computer setup is a work desktop machine that sits in my office and runs Homestead and I use it from 8 AM to 5 PM every weekday. Then at night I play around with side projects or look at new packages on an old Macbook. This is where speed and the time savings that Valet offers is huge. Instead of spending ten minutes setting up a new site through Homestead I can instantly start working. Of course, when I say ten minutes it’s always longer because I easily get sidetracked. Now, however, I have no excuse, the server is ready and waiting for me to start working on my next big idea.
I love the simplicity and ease of use.