Jeffrey Way created one of the most popular packages for Laravel 4 named “Generators”. These allowed you to speed up your development process by issuing Artisan commands to create code. They are so handy in fact that Laravel 5 is now included several of these out of the box.
The updated Generator package currently introduces three commands that are not in Laravel 5:
Here is an example of creating a migration with schema:
php artisan make:migration:schema create_users_table --schema="username:string, email:string:unique"
The documentation says one or two additional coming in the future.