Mihail wrote a nice tutorial on how to use ElasticSearch with Laravel 5

ElasticSearch Laravel

I’ve started to write this tutorial after I had some trouble following an article that’s a bit outdated but still a good reference to Laravel and ElasticSearch: http://fullstackstanley.com/read/simple-search-with-laravel-and-elasticsearch.

To make things more interesting and challenging I’ve used Otto to build the development environment.