Create migration in console: Use Schema::table() to access existing table (instead of Schema::create() for creating new tables) Then run migrations:
Generate Seed from Database https://github.com/orangehill/iseed Generate Migrations from Database: https://github.com/Xethron/migrations-generator
This is great if you want to see what queries are actually run when using Eloquent.
This tool is fantastic! It saved me many hours of work, when I had complex CSV files I needed to turn into SQL tables http://www.convertcsv.com/csv-to-sql.htm
Different ways of getting a single model and checking if it’s there.