The Laravel News site has a new post with an update for those looking forward to trying out Laravel "Scout", the search handling to be released along side the next Laravel framework release. The post announces that Laravel Scout is now open for developer testing directly from the live repository.
Laravel Scout is a driver based full-text search for Eloquent that is going to be available when Laravel 5.3 launches.
The driver is not officially released yet, however, the repository is now live and available for those that want to play with more engines. Taylor said he would be working on docs this week in anticipation of the official 5.3 release and this first release should only be used in testing until it’s officially launched.
If you're interested in more details about Scout, check out this post from Matt Stauffer with details and code examples.