The Laravel News site Eric Barnes has a post about the latest addition to the Laravel ecosystem (that includes the framework, Envoyer and Homestead) - Laravel Valet.
Laravel Valet is the next generation development environment for Mac minimalists. No Vagrant, No Apache, No Nginx, No /etc/hosts file. “I wanted to have the convenience of php artisan serve without ever having to run php artisan serve“, Taylor said when asked why he created it.
Valet works by hooking into your Mac’s built-in PHP server then it utilizes DnsMasq to proxy all requests to the .dev TLD to sites on your local machine.