In this post, we setup a Laravel development environment using PostgreSQL and Laradock. Laradock uses Docker to easily setup up a development environment for PHP projects. By using Docker, you eliminate the need to install PHP, Composer, Laravel or a database server on your local computer. Requirements Git will be required in order to clone the Laradock repository. You can find out if Git is installed on your computer by running git --version on a terminal/command prompt.