Explore the fundamentals of Laravel, one of the most expressive and robust PHP frameworks available
Laravel has established itself as one of the most popular PHP frameworks over the past couple of years. Its popularity comes due to its ease of use, expressive syntax, and the number of components it has, allowing you to achieve practically any task in a modern PHP application.
If you've not had the opportunity to dive into Laravel yet, then this book will be the perfect companion, as it covers the fundamentals Laravel is built on in a thorough yet easy-to-follow manner. To make this book your best learning source, we have covered integral topics such as preparing an environment for working with Laravel applications, creating your first Laravel application from start to finish, a tour of Laravel's ORM Eloquent, and more advanced topics such as testing, user authentication, and security. Being one of the most interesting features in Laravel, we also cover an overview of Artisan, including descriptions of some of its tasks. Post this, we talk about testing and security. By the end of this book, you will be able to create robust PHP websites and web applications quickly and efficiently.
What You Will Learn
Set up a development environment for working with Laravel apps
Create a working Laravel application from start to finish
Interact with data and discover Eloquent, Laravel's own ORM
Create and run migrations and seeds
Simplify command-line tasks by building Artisan commands
Protect your app by securing it from common security vulnerabilities
Perform end-to-end testing after learning the basics of testing in Laravel
Learn about Laravel's other features including service providers, packages, queue workers, and helpers for working with strings and arrays
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