Laravel 5 Essentials

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Learn
  • Set up a development environment for working with Laravel apps
  • Create a working Laravel application from start to finish
  • Interact with data and discover Eloquent, Laravel's own ORM
  • Create and run migrations and seeds
  • Simplify command-line tasks by building Artisan commands
  • Protect your app by securing it from common security vulnerabilities
  • Perform end-to-end testing after learning the basics of testing in Laravel
  • Learn about Laravel's other features including service providers, packages, queue workers, and helpers for working with strings and arrays
About

Laravel has established itself as one of the most popular PHP frameworks over the past couple of years. Its popularity comes due to its ease of use, expressive syntax, and the number of components it has, allowing you to achieve practically any task in a modern PHP application.

If you've not had the opportunity to dive into Laravel yet, then this book will be the perfect companion, as it covers the fundamentals Laravel is built on in a thorough yet easy-to-follow manner. To make this book your best learning source, we have covered integral topics such as preparing an environment for working with Laravel applications, creating your first Laravel application from start to finish, a tour of Laravel's ORM Eloquent, and more advanced topics such as testing, user authentication, and security. Being one of the most interesting features in Laravel, we also cover an overview of Artisan, including descriptions of some of its tasks. Post this, we talk about testing and security. By the end of this book, you will be able to create robust PHP websites and web applications quickly and efficiently.

Features
  • Create a dynamic web application that can read and write data to a database
  • Improve your PHP skills and develop a new outlook on solving programming issues
  • A step-by-step guide that covers the different steps involved in creating a complete Laravel application in an easy-to-understand manner
Page Count 144
Course Length 4 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781785283017
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2015

Authors

Martin Bean

Martin Bean is a full-stack website developer based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Prior to writing this book, he spent 8 years as a professional website developer, beginning his career and honing his skills in various agencies. After 5 years, he made the switch to running his own development and consultancy firm, where he worked with clients, both big and small.

Although this is the first book he has authored, he has written other articles and acted as a technical reviewer on a Node.js title. He also blogs regularly on his own website, http://martinbean.co.uk.

You can follow Martin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/martinbean.