Microbook: Select2 and Laravel
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Microbook: Select2 and Laravel

About the Book

Select2 is a popular open source Javascript library that allows developers to make select boxes on websites a ton more fun. Everything from multi-selects, AJAX loading, infinite scroll, and tags clouds.

In this book we will look at the common use-cases for Select2 and power on the server-side with Laravel.

If you are not familiar with Laravel, it is a PHP MVC framework that makes building web apps a breeze. I suggest you checkout the documentation on Laravel's website and you will probably want to read Dayle Rees's book Code Bright.

In the end of the book, we will create an video sharing app similar to Upworthy (but not as cluttered with random ads). We will use Select2 in a few different areas and use each of the skills from the book.

About the Author

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • The Server
    • Book Format
    • Our Project
    • Errata and Feedback
  • Installation
    • Installing Laravel
    • Installing Select2 with Bower
    • Installing Select2 with wget or Copy and Paste
  • Using Select2 with Static Options
    • Setting Up the Example Route
    • Setting Up Our First View
    • Working With Our First Select2 Instance
    • Dynamic Select Options With Laravel
    • Reusable Option Lists and the App Container
    • Form Builder Macros
    • Creating Options with JSON data
    • More Abstraction
  • AJAX Resource Loading With Select2
    • Setting Up Our API Endpoint
    • Setting Up AJAX with Select2
    • Reacting to Empty Results
  • Multiple Selects and Tag Clouds
    • Basic Multiselects
    • Javascript Data Powered Multiselect
    • Tag Clouds

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