PacktLib: Getting Started with Laravel 4

Getting Started with Laravel 4

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Meeting Laravel

The need for frameworks

A new approach to developing PHP applications

Laravel's main features and sources of inspiration

Structure of a Laravel application

Summary

Composer All Over

Working with the command line

How does Composer work?

Installation

Creating a new Laravel application

Finding and installing new packages

Additional advice

Summary

Your First Application

Sketching out the application

Starting the application

Writing the first routes

Preparing the database

Mastering Blade

Back to the routes

Summary

Authentication and Security

Authenticating users

Securing your application

Summary

Testing – It's Easier Than You Think

The benefits of testing

The anatomy of a test

Unit testing with PHPUnit

End-to-end testing

Summary

A Command-line Companion Called Artisan

Keeping up with the latest changes

Inspecting and interacting with your application

Installing third-party commands

Rolling out your own artisan commands

Summary

Architecting Ambitious Applications

Moving from simple routing to powerful controllers

Supercharging your models

Environment configuration made easy

Bringing in your own classes

Playing nice with the frontend

Summary

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

An Arsenal of Tools

Index