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
Date: November 2016
Audience: PHP developers
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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