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.
Overall, it is simple, suitable for beginner or those who has some knowledge in Laravel 4. There are some diagrams inside help to understand clearly about the message that the author try to bring out. It would be suitable for you if you're new to Laravel 5.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend