Laravel - Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Laravel - Up and Running (O'Reilly)
Monday, 09 January 2017

The Laravel PHP web frameworks offers speed, simplicity, and a large ecosystem of tools that can be used to build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. In this practical guide, Matt Stauffer starts with a high-level overview and examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel quickly.


The book covers a variety of features of the framework, building to the stage of being able to write an entire application in Laravel from scratch.

Author: Matt Stauffer
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: November 2016
Pages: 454
ISBN: 978-1491936085
Print: 1491936088
Kindle: B01NBBYDA6
Audience: PHP developers
Level: intermediate
Category: Web design and development





Topics covered include

  • Blade, Laravel's custom templating tool
  • Tools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided data.
  • Eloquent ORM for working with the application's databases
  • Illuminate request object, and its role in the application lifecycle
  • PHPUnit, Mockery, and PHPSpec for testing your PHP code
  • Laravel's tools for writing JSON and RESTful APIs
  • Interfaces for file system access, sessions, cookies, caches and search
  • Tools for implementing queues, jobs, events and WebSocket event publishing
  • Laravel's specialty packages: Scout, Passport, Cashier, Echo, Elixir, Valet, and Socialite


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Print: 1449368174
Kindle: B00LH4H8TE
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Rating: 3
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