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Evaluating code

Tinkerwell can evaluate your PHP code in different ways: It either runs your code automatically as you type, or requires you to press Cmd/Ctrl + R to run and evaluate the code. This behavior can be changed in the settings.

Running your code in the built-in Laravel app

The easiest way of using Tinkerwell is by starting the app and writing code in the default project. This runs the code in the integrated Laravel environment and allows you to use all the nice Laravel features, such as the built-in HTTP client, Collections or a ton of useful helper methods.

Do you want to try it out?

Just paste this into your Tinkerwell editor:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Http;
// This code gets evaluated within the local Laravel app
$response = Http::get('http://test.com');

Running your code in a local project

While running your code in the built-in application is really nice to quickly try out some code snippets, the real magic happens when you run your code within your own local projects.

Tinkerwell already supports a lot of frameworks out of the box and can be extended by using custom drivers.

These frameworks and applications are supported without any additional driver:

  • Craft CMS
  • Drupal 7
  • Drupal 8
  • Kirby
  • Laravel
  • Laravel Zero
  • Magento
  • Magento 2
  • Moodle
  • October CMS
  • Presta Shop
  • Statamic
  • TYPO3
  • WordPress

To run your code in one of your own projects, simply press Cmd/Ctrl + O to open a dialog to choose a new working directory.

Once you've loaded your project, the Tinkerwell status bar will indicate which project you have opened up.

Running your code via SSH

Similar to running your code within a custom local project, you can also run your code in a custom remote project. This can be done using a SSH connection that allows Tinkerwell to securely connect to your remote servers.

Check out the SSH documentation to learn all about it.