php artisan migrate command in Laravel

The 'php artisan migrate' command lets you run the database migration on your application, but there is more than that, there are other variant of this command that you can use such as rollback, reset, refresh, status, install and so on.

How to add and drop indexes in Laravel schema builder

On your laravel database migration you can define indexes for each table that you create, for example you can add primary key, unique value, or just a basic index. All can be done in laravel schema builder.

Laravel 4.2 schema table column types

These are list of schema table column types that you can use when creating database migration on laravel 4.2, most of these column types also available on laravel 5, this post is just for quick reference.