Matt Stauffer—a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community—delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
Matt Stauffer is a developer and a teacher. He is a partner and technical director at Tighten Co., blogs at mattstauffer.co, and hosts The Five-Minute Geek Show and the Laravel Podcast.
The ideal target audience for this book is PHP developers who have some basic PHP programming knowledge. No previous experience with Laravel is required for this book.What You Will LearnOptimize Your Gulp and Elixir WorkflowUse Travis to run tests with every pushBuild and test your view-based route in PHPUnitExplore workflows for migrations and seedingImplement Angular in your Laravel applicationsSet up a user authentication systemIntegrate the new Billing library and Stripe in your Laravel applicationUse the Artisan command-line toolTest your App in Production with BehatIn Detail
Laravel is a prominent member of a new generation of web frameworks. It is one of the most popular PHP frameworks and is also free and an open source. Laravel 5 is a substantial upgrade with a lot of new toys, at the same time retaining the features that made Laravel wildly successful. It comes with plenty of architectural as well as design-based changes.
The book is a blend of numerous recipes that will give you all the necessary tips you need to build an application. It starts with basic installation and configuration tasks and will get you up-and-running in no time. You will learn to create and customize your PHP app and tweak and re-design your existing apps for better performance. You will learn to implement practical recipes to utilize Laravel's modular structure, the latest method injection, route caching, and interfacing techniques to create responsive modern-day PHP apps that stand on their own against other apps. Efficient testing and deploying techniques will make you more confident with your Laravel skills as you move ahead with this book.
Towards the end of the book, you will understand a number of add-ons and new features essential to finalize your application to make it ready for subscriptions. You will be empowered to get your application out to the world.Style and approach
This book will have a practical recipe-based approach with dedicated recipes on your daily Laravel tasks (as well as on more advanced issues) that will help you become a pro with Laravel 5.x
You’ll learn the framework’s core functionality, as well as how to extend applications with advanced web techniques such as database migration and web service communication. The first part of each chapter provides you with reference and background for the topic in question, while the second part guides you though a hands-on implementation of the topic.
If you have Python experience, this book shows you how to take advantage of the creative freedom Flask provides.
This book is for developers who have already had an introductory course with Meteor. Basic knowledge of web development is recommended.What You Will LearnUse of Jade, Stylus, and CoffeeScript to speed up web developmentIncrease productivity by leveraging the best packages in the communityOptimize your site for load speed with advanced publishers and subscribersLeverage the aggregation framework to produce results with big dataMaster the intricacies of front-end development using Jeet, Bootstrap, CSS animations, and moreOptimize your site for search engine visibilitySecure your site with Meteor's best practicesTrack the live status of your application, ensuring all errors have been taken care ofIn Detail
With the increasing interest in NodeJS web applications, a new framework, Meteor, has joined the ranks to simplify developer workflows. Meteor is one of the few open source frameworks that has received funding since its early development stages. It builds on ideas from existing frameworks and libraries, offering developers an easy way to develop a prototype app. At the same time, it gives them the tools and flexibility to build a fully fledged production app. Meteor is the weapon of choice for start-ups in today's world.
Meteor Design Patterns cuts through the jargon that most websites play with and gets to the point with simple solutions that will boost your development skills.
Throughout the book, you will put your skills to practice and build an online shop from scratch. By the end of the book, you will have built a feature-rich online shop.Style and approach
The book is a practical handbook on how to build an e-commerce web app using Meteor. Every topic ties into the webapp to easily illustrate the concepts that you are learning about.
This book builds three apps with varying degrees of complexity. It starts with a simple 'Guess the Number' game, which serves as a platform to launch you into the world of Angular. Next, you will learn to construct a popular '7-Minute Workout' app, covering the building blocks of Angular. The final app, 'Personal Trainer' morphs the existing '7-Minute Workout' into a full-fledged personal workout builder and runner, covering advanced directive building, which is the most fundamental and powerful feature of Angular.
In addition to this, you will learn about testability and the framework constructs Angular provides to effectively test your app. The book concludes by providing you with practical advice and useful tips that will come in handy as you build more and more apps with Angular.Style and approach
This project-based book will get you building fun projects to see how Angular works in the wild. The book focuses more on doing things rather than just reading the theory. The chapters are structured to introduce the concept, then implement it, and finally explain why it worked.
Author Josh Lockhart—creator of PHP The Right Way, a popular initiative to encourage PHP best practices—reveals these new language features in action. You’ll learn best practices for application architecture and planning, databases, security, testing, debugging, and deployment. If you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to bolster your skills, this is your book.Learn modern PHP features, such as namespaces, traits, generators, and closuresDiscover how to find, use, and create PHP componentsFollow best practices for application security, working with databases, errors and exceptions, and moreLearn tools and techniques for deploying, tuning, testing, and profiling your PHP applicationsExplore Facebook’s HVVM and Hack language implementations—and how they affect modern PHPBuild a local development environment that closely matches your production server
Read all about it! As well as finding out about the Pixelbook peculiarities which might be coming to a chromebook near you in the near future, those of you with any other chromebook will also learn all about…
...Chromebook installation and initialization.
...The chromebook keyboard and (optional) touchscreen.
...Interacting with Chrome OS operating system.
...Working with the web browser and web apps.
...Accessing Android apps.
...Your Google account.
...Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides.
...Music, Movies and Google Play.
...Cloud computing conundrums (such as printing).
...Cloud computing without a chromebook.
...A cloud computing case study.
...Advanced aspects of your chromebook computer.
Praise for the previous edition ("The Chrome Book" by C H Rome):
"Buy this book if you get or give a Chromebook. Great coverage and straightforward language."
"Clearly illustrates the capabilities of the Chrome experience, and very helpful for anyone considering buying a Chromebook."
"If you buy a Chromebook and you're not familiar with cloud computing, this is the book for you."
"A very good starting point if you are not familiar with cloud computing using Google services."
"Now I see what cloud computing and the Chromebooks are all about."