Mastering Laravel

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  • Convert specifications into classes and functions, using a specification-based behavioral-driven design (BDD)
  • Create a deployment script for a continuous delivery environment
  • Use Eloquent to interact with the database in an object-oriented manner
  • Create RESTful APIs to allow an application to interact with other programs
  • Easily scale software with route caching and the read/write configuration
  • Use DocBlock annotations to enhance controllers and reduce the amount of code required

PHP continues to revive and Laravel is at its forefront. Laravel follows modern PHP's object-oriented best practices and reduces time-to-market, enabling you to build robust web and API-driven mobile applications that can be automatically tested and deployed.

With this book you will learn how to rapidly develop software applications using the Laravel 5 PHP framework.

This book walks you through the creation of an application, starting with behavior-driven design of entities. You'll explore various aspects of modern software including the RESTful API, and will be introduced to command bus. Laravel's annotations package is also explained and demonstrated. Finally, the book closes with a demonstration of different ways to deploy and scale your applications.

  • Master the flashiest functionalities Laravel has to offer
  • Use PHPSpec to design testable software by specification to ensure quality code
  • Explore the best-practices and latest features of Laravel 5
Page Count 232
Course Length 6 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781785285028
Date Of Publication 29 Jul 2015


Christopher John Pecoraro

Christopher John Pecoraro is an experienced web application developer born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning his BS. degree in computing and information science at Saint Vincent College in 1999, the majority of his career has centered around web application development in both the United States and Europe.

He is a conference speaker, open source contributor, and an author. His research work includes biomedical informatics and machine translation, and he is a coauthor of several peer-reviewed publications. His native language is English and he speaks fluent Italian; he has visited many countries, and his noncareer interests are travel and cuisine.