Building Web Applications Using Parse REST API


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Building Web Applications Using Parse REST API

Using Laravel V4.x to build a simple blog

About the Book

In this book will illustrate how to use as your own database backend, by creating a simple blog with posts and comments ..

* am going to use Laravel 4 as the framework for writing this lovely web app, which will be a small blog for personal use, so you need to know laravel and how to write code in php ..

* You need also to have an account on

* You will need to have LAMP installed on your workstation or to have your own simple vps .. This book is not intended to teach you Laravel, instead it will help you to learn how to use in your next web project ..

Christopher Pitt : I found the formatting sufficient, the language easy to follow and the level of detail exactly right to not bore me to death. If you’re keen to learn how to use Parse, and you know a tiny bit of Laravel, this is definitely a good read.  Read the full review

Laravel News : No. This book is not an exhaustive reference of Laravel functionality, but then it doesn’t aim to be. It’s purpose is to demonstrate how to use Parse data storage in a concrete application, and that it does well. Read the full review

About the Author

Zaher Ghaibeh
Mhd Zaher Ghaibeh

Php Programmer for the last 8 years ..

have been working with CodeIgniter for the last 3 year, and i have made the switch to laravel 4, the day which they release it ..

My first project was some mixture between Laravel and as the backend , and this book is going to summarize how did i handle both laravel and, by creating a simple blog ..

About the Contributors

Boydlee Pollentine
Boydlee Pollentine

Spell Checker

Boydlee has been helping me sort out my typos and spelling, since English is not my native language.


Thanks for Jetbrains for providing us with such nice and powerful PHP IDE (PhpStorm) that really goes beyond the language.
Tim Myers
Tim Myers

Cover Designer

Thanks to and @muudboard for designing the artwork on the old cover of this book.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
    • What Is Laravel
    • What Is Parse Data?
    • Now What?
  • Creating Data Classes
    • Data Types:
    • Creating Your Classes:
  • User Authentication
    • Setting Up The Database
    • Creating The Migration File
    • Creating The Seed File
    • Setting up the Layout template
    • Creating The Authentication Controller
  • Creating Posts Controller:
    • Configure Library:
    • Testing Our Configuration:
    • Creating Admin Posts Controller:
  • Creating The Comments Controller
    • Creating The Comments Controller
    • Building General Actions:
  • Putting everything together
    • Posts Missing functionality
    • Comments Missing functionality
    • Front-end Functionality
    • getPost Function
  • Refactoring the posts controller, to use Models
    • Create the Posts Model Class
    • Create getPosts Function
    • Create getPost Function
    • Creating deleteItem Function
    • Create handleItem Function
  • Refactoring the comments controller, to use Models
    • The Comments Model Class
    • getComments Function
    • getComment Function
    • getPostComments Function
    • deleteItem Function
    • handleItem Function
  • Mastering Parse Query Class
    • How to use parse query class
  • Learning Resources
    • More about Parse Products
    • More about Laravel
  • Preparing your production server
    • Creating Your Laravel & nginx Server
  • Final Words

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