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Getting Started with Laravel 4 by Raphaël Saunier

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Chapter 3. Your First Application

Having learned about the conventions and responsibilities in Laravel, and how to create a new project with Composer, you are now ready to build your first application!

In this chapter, you will use the concepts presented in the previous two chapters in a practical way and learn how to do the following:

  • Sketch out the URLs and entities of your application
  • Troubleshoot common issues when getting started
  • Define the routes and their actions as well as the models and their relationships
  • Prepare your database and learn how to interact with it using Eloquent
  • Use the Blade template language to create hierarchical layouts

The first step in creating a web application is to identify and define its requirements. Then, once the main ...

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