How to use the Laravel 5 directory structure with Laravel 4

Ryan Tablada has a new post showing you how to setup a Laravel 4 project to match the new Laravel 5 structure.

Most of what I liked was the structure and use of service providers to boot things. With the development process that we’ve created with our team, some of the new features like Annotations, Elixer, and Request Validations aren’t on our list to adopt. So, after a bit of scratching my head, I was able to come up with a way to set up Laravel 4 to work similar to Laravel 5 (and hopefully make converting to Laravel 5 REALLY easy).