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How many hours would you say you invested in the initial Laravel Public Release? How were you able to juggle the project and everyday life responsibilities? Anything that kept you motivated? What setbacks did you have?
I worked on Laravel for about 6 months before the first public release. I spent a lot of nights coding. Programming is my main "hobby" that I do for fun so it wasn't hard to stay motivated. I was just doing what I enjoyed the most.
Deciding on which ORM to use was somewhat of a setback because I wanted an ActiveRecord ORM but there wasn't any obvious choice at the time so I had to write my own.