Get to grips using Laravel 4 with Packt's riveting New Book and eBook!

January 2014 | Open Source, PHP

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Getting Started with Laravel 4 by Raphael Saunier. This book is a practical and concise introduction to the Laravel PHP framework. The book is 110 pages long and is priced at $34.99 while the eBook is $16.79.

About the Author :

Raphaël Saunier works as a full stack web developer at Information Architects in Zürich, Switzerland. He holds a degree in Information Management for Business from University College London. Always looking for excuses to learn and play with new technologies, tools, and techniques, he is also able to make pragmatic decisions that take into account the strengths and weaknesses of the many well-established tools at the disposal of web developers. A strong advocate of Laravel, Ember.js, Vim, and PostgreSQL when he is among developers, he is also passionate about teaching programming and general computer literacy to people of all ages.

Laravel is a clean and classy framework for PHP web development. It helps the usere to create wonderful applications using simple, expressive syntax.

Getting started with Laravel 4 covers the fundamental concepts of PHP and presents the many features that can help boost the productivity when developing web applications. The readers will start by learning about the key principles and the same development practices that Laravel encourages. Then, in subsequent chapters, they will create and successively add more features to a web application.

With this book, the readers will learn how to use the arsenal of tools at their disposal in Laravel 4 and pick up some useful techniques along the way. Everything the readers learn in this book is highly transferrable and applicable to other MVC frameworks. Laravel's routing mechanism, templating language, and object-relational mapper will have no more secrets. Readers will learn how to authenticate users, write tests, and create command line utilities that interact with their application with disconcerting ease. In addition to this, they will probably be surprised by the simplicity and expressiveness of their code.

Following are the chapters in the book:

Chapter 1: Meeting Laravel

Chapter 2: Composer All Over

Chapter 3: Your First Application

Chapter 4: Authentication and Security

Chapter 5: Testing – It's Easier than you think

Chapter 6: A command-line Companion called Artisan

Chapter 7: Architecting Ambitious Applications


Getting Started with Laravel 4
This book is ideal for web developers who want to get up to speed with Laravel quickly. You are expected to have some experience with the PHP programming language – or any C-like languages such as JavaScript, Perl, or Java – along with some understanding of basic OOP concepts.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-laravel-4/book

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