In a new post to his site Joe Ferguson has included a screencast showing how to add MySQL 8 support to Laravel Homestead for your local development.
My friend Beau Simensen has been doing awesome stuff building and streaming his work on astrocasts.com. He’s inspired me to start streaming again and last night I spent some time adding a feature to Laravel Homestead to add MySQL 8 as an option.
In the video Joe walks through the whole process including how Homestead is set up (via Vagrant) and all of the configuration changes you'll need to make to get MySQL 8 support up and running. The video runs about an hour and a half but it's a great resource if you're looking to use this latest version of MySQL in your application.