Laravel Starter
By Shawn McCool
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: November 2012
Pages: 64

In Detail

Laravel is fundamentally changing the PHP web-development landscape. Laravel is bringing the paradigm-shifts that PHP developers have been craving. We now can take control of our application architecture and advance our craft without needing to fight against our tools. Laravel's philosophy is to provide a highly flexible architecture and an extremely expressive API while emphasizing PHP's strengths and abstracting out its weaknesses. For these reasons Laravel is ideal for quickly creating high performance, robust applications. By providing developers with tools for automating tasks including database schema modification, CRUD operations, and testing we're able to reduce our workload, application complexity, and human-error.

"Laravel Starter" is the ideal introduction to this game-changing framework. Learn best-practiced approaches to web-application development with Laravel from a seasoned professional.

It starts out by installing and configuring the framework step-by-step. Then you'll use Laravel best-practices to create a private user administration system that is ready for real-world use. The later part deals with digging deep into Eloquent relationships, exploring the different relationship types and how Eloquent is working under-the-hood to simplify your life without forcing you to relinquish control. Exploring Laravel's simple yet flexible authentication system, data validation, and filters allows you to easily run code before and after your controller actions. Finally, it discusses Laravel bundles, the most flexible PHP modular code implementation in its weightclass.

Focused on the how as much as the why, Laravel Starter gives you the tools to immediately begin creating professional web-applications with Laravel.

Approach

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This book is a practical, task-based, step-by-step tutorial that demonstrates topics ranging from MVC code-separation, to code-modularity, to utilizing ActiveRecord for data abstraction which are explained from the ground-up to provide a strong framework of understanding for creating professional web-applications with Laravel.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for programmers familiar with PHP who are interested in learning the Laravel way of solving the common problems faced in their day to day work.

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