Laravel 5.4 For Beginners
Laravel 5.4 For Beginners
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Laravel 5.4 For Beginners

Last updated on 2017-08-31

About the Book

Laravel 5.4 For Beginners is oriented to beginning and intermediate PHP programmers who want to learn the Laravel Framework.  Over 900 pages of step by step content. In the book, we build a sample application that covers the following:

  • One-click Facebook Registration
  • Full Access Control
  • Datagrid with column sorts, powered by Vue.js
  • Image Management with Intervention Image Package
  • Laravel Mix Asset Management
  • Events
  • Sending Email with Markdown
  • A working Chat application with realtime updates
  • Laravel Echo, Vue.js and Pusher
  • Plus all the basics of application development

The sample app is written with simple, practical code that is explained in granular detail. You've probably heard a lot of great things about Laravel and they are all true.  You will love working with Laravel!

Laravel 5.4 For Beginners is written and maintained by Bill Keck, an author with a passion for writing and PHP frameworks.  His books and blogs are read by programmers all over the world.  He strives to help programmers new to the Laravel framework understand it, with clear and full implementations, so that everyone can take advantage of the amazing Laravel PHP framework.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Features
    • What Makes The Laravel Framework Special?
    • Upsides
    • Downsides
    • Why I’m Writing This Book
    • Artisan
    • MySql
    • Documentation
    • Minimum PHP Skills
    • W3 Schools
    • Laracasts
    • Minimum HTML and CSS skills
    • Minimum Javascript Skills
    • Minimum Node.js Experience
    • Errata
    • Contact Bill Keck
    • Sample App on Github
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: The Development Environment
    • Setting up the Dev Environment
    • MAC or Windows?
    • MAMP
    • IDE
    • Composer
    • Minimum Version of PHP
    • Node.js
    • Homebrew
    • Git
    • Command Console
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Installation of Laravel
    • Composer install of Laravel
    • Create Project in IDE
    • Setup Local Host file:
    • Vhost Entry
    • httpd.conf
    • MOD Rewrite
    • Restart Apache
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Let’s Get Started With Laravel
    • Set Up The Repository
    • Initial Commit
    • Diving Into Workflow
    • Setup the DB
    • Application Structure
    • Basic Stitching
    • Routes
    • The Style Problem
    • Unit Testing
    • Creating a Route
    • Creating a Controller
    • Artisan
    • RESTful pattern
    • Namespaces and Use Statements
    • Index Method
    • Views
    • Blade
    • Creating A Master Page
    • CDN
    • View Partials
    • Full Code
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: User Registration And Login
    • Controllers
    • User Model
    • Migrations
    • Make Auth
    • RegisterController
    • Traits
    • Gravatar
    • Facades
    • Pages Controller
    • New Nav
    • Auth Methods
    • Auth Views
    • passwords view folder
    • email.blade.php view
    • reset.blade.php
    • Auth View Folder
    • register.blade.php
    • login.blade.php
    • Change redirectTo Properties
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Working with the RESTful Pattern
    • Sweet Alert
    • Usage
    • Flash Messages
    • Model
    • Model Factory
    • Route Resource
    • RESTful Controller
    • Errors List
    • Errors Folder
    • Store Method
    • Die and Dump
    • Index Method
    • Pagination
    • Create Button
    • Slugs
    • Changing the Store Method
    • Create the Slug
    • Changing the Create Method
    • Add Auth Use Statement
    • Change $fillable Property on Widget Model
    • Basic Relationships
    • Add Middleware to WidgetController
    • Change Routes to Widget
    • Modify index view
    • New Factory method
    • Show Method
    • Accessors and Mutators
    • Edit Method
    • Update Method
    • Destroy Method
    • Automatic Route Model Binding
    • Error Handling
    • 404.blade.php
    • Exceptions
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Access Control
    • OwnsRecord Trait
    • Modify User Table Migration
    • User $fillable
    • Admin Middleware
    • AllowIfAdmin
    • isAdmin Method
    • Admin Index
    • NoActiveAccountException
    • Modifying the LoginController
    • LoginController
    • Update Users Table
    • Registration Form
    • register.blade.php
    • Users Migration
    • Update User $fillable
    • RegisterController
    • Create Method
    • Terms Of Service
    • Privacy
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Socialite - One Click Facebook Login
    • Facebook
    • Social Routes
    • session.php
    • Clear Cookies
    • InvalidStateException
    • Tip for nginx users.
    • Set up Facebook App
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
    • Step 10
    • Step 11
    • Integrating Socialite
    • Exceptions
    • A Big Heads Up
    • AuthController
    • Tip For Staying Current
    • ManagesSocial.php
    • Putting It All Together
    • Database Transactions
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Profile, Settings and Admin Dash
    • Profile
    • determine-profile-route and show-profile Routes
    • Add Profile to Nav
    • Profile Views
    • Show View - Profile
    • Index View - Profile
    • Edit View - Profile
    • Users For Admin
    • UserController.php
    • UserRequest
    • User Model changes
    • HasModelTrait
    • Index View
    • Show View
    • Edit View
    • Navigation to Users & Profiles
    • Settings
    • Settings Routes
    • SettingsController
    • Create Settings View Folder
    • Edit View For Settings
    • Add Settings To Nav
    • Admin Page
    • Add Facebook sign in buttons to Login and Register Views
    • View Composers
    • View Share
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Working With Images
    • Create imgs, marketing-images, and thumbnails folder.
    • Create Image Request
    • Show Method
    • Add Display Methods to MarketingImage Model
    • ShowsImages trait.
    • show view
    • Edit view
    • Edit Method
    • Edit Image Request
    • Update method
    • Destroy Method
    • Index method
    • index view
    • Add Marketing Images To Nav
    • Carousel
    • Pages Index View
    • Update slider.blade.php
    • image_weight
    • Modify MarketingImageController
    • CreateImageRequest and EditImageRequest
    • Marketing Image Create and edit Views
    • MarketingImage Show View
    • PagesController Index Method
    • grid.blade.php
    • MarketingImageController Index Method
    • marketing-image index.blade.php
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11 Introducing Mix and Vue.js
    • Node
    • NPM
    • Running NPM Install
    • Compiling Multiple Assets
    • Versioning
    • Vue.js
    • Vue Basics
    • Summary
  • Chapter 12: Data Grids with Vue.js
    • Datagrid
    • Api Route
    • ApiController
    • Implementing A Contract
    • main.scss
    • WidgetGrid.vue
    • MarketingImage Data Grid
    • API route
    • marketingImageData method on Api Controller
    • MarketingImageQuery.php
    • MarketingImageGrid.vue
    • npm run dev
    • MarketingImageController.php
    • marketing-image/index.blade.php
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: Events, Mail, and Architecture.
    • Mail
    • Email Confirmation On Registration
    • config/mail.php
    • Passing Data to the Email
    • Markdown Email
    • Custom Themes
    • Events
    • Registering the Event
    • Naming Events
    • event:generate
    • ShouldQueue
    • Application Structure
    • The Service Container
    • Automatic Injection
    • Method Injection
    • Constructor Injection
    • Service Providers
    • Aliases
    • Facades In Realtime
    • Summary
  • Chapter 14 Chat with Laravel Echo, Vue, and Pusher
    • Vue.js Nested Components
    • Chat
    • Routes
    • Chat Controller
    • Message Migration
    • Message Model
    • Eager Loading
    • Query Scopes
    • Messages Method On User Model
    • Messages Factory
    • Chat Front End
    • Chat Index
    • components.js
    • app.js
    • ChatList.vue
    • ChatMessage.vue
    • Installing Moment.js
    • ChatCreate.vue
    • Pusher
    • Laravel Echo
    • Console Command
    • Summary
  • Chapter 15: Custom Validators and Vue. js Dependent Dropdown
    • Setting Up The Lesson
    • Category Model
    • Category Migration
    • Category Controller
    • Category Views
    • category/create.blade.php
    • category/edit.blade.php
    • category/index.blade.php
    • category/show.blade.php
    • CategoryGrid
    • components.js
    • Add categoryData method to ApiController.php
    • CategoryQuery.php
    • Category Factory
    • Subcategory
    • Subcategory Model
    • Subcategory Migration
    • Subcategory Controller
    • Subcategory Views
    • subcategory/create.blade.php
    • subcategory/edit.blade.php
    • subcategory/index.blade.php
    • subcategory/show.blade.php
    • SubcategoryGrid.vue
    • components.js
    • ApiController
    • SubcategoryQuery.php
    • Seed data
    • Route
    • Lesson Model
    • Lesson.php
    • Lesson Migration
    • LessonController
    • LessonController.php
    • Lesson Views
    • lesson/create
    • lesson/edit.blade.php
    • lesson/index.blade.php
    • lesson/show.blade.php
    • LessonGrid.vue
    • components.js
    • ApiController
    • Api Route for Lesson Model
    • LessonQuery
    • Custom Validation
    • Lesson Create Request
    • Validator Service Provider
    • Multiple Custom Validation Rules
    • Left Join
    • LessonQuery.php Revised
    • LessonGrid.vue Revised
    • Lesson Show Revised
    • Dependent Dropdown
    • LessonCreateCategory.vue
    • lesson/edit.blade.php
    • LessonEditCategory.vue
    • Summary

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About the Author

Bill Keck
Bill Keck

Bill Keck is the author of 100 Patterns For Success, Laravel 5.4 For Beginners and other books on Laravel and PHP Frameworks.  He actively maintains the PHP Frameworks Blog and the Laravel Tips blog.

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