Getting Started with Laravel (PHP Framework) - The Basics

Frameworks like Laravel support you when building web applications that scale. This course teaches the basics about Laravel, how it works, how to use views, controllers and models, and how to connect it all.
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(140)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 20, 2016
Duration
2h 39m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting Started
Views & Blade Templating Engine
Working with Routes
Handling Requests & Responses
Using Controllers and Models
Description
Course info
Rating
(140)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 20, 2016
Duration
2h 39m
Description

When building anything but very simple web applications, vanilla PHP will quickly be the limiting factor. Instead of re-inventing the wheel over and over again, frameworks like Laravel help you with handling basic yet important tasks like sessions, authentication, or input validation. This course, Getting Started with Laravel (PHP Framework) - The Basics, teaches you how Laravel works and how to use it. You will start with understanding the theory behind Laravel. Then, you'll learn how to create and render views, as well as handling requests and inputs. Finally, you will connect your business logic to the page showing up in the browser using a Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach. After finishing this course, you'll be able to go back to the application you were stuck on and rebuild it in less time whilst only focusing on your core business logic.

About the author
About the author

Max is a freelance web developer and professional online instructor. Whilst being into development since 15 years of age, he studied Business Administration and worked in major consultancies as well as a bank before making his passion his main job. If not coding, Max enjoys sports, cooking, and meeting people.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Maximilian Schwarzmuller, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Laravel -The Basics. I'm a freelance web developer, working with PHP Laravel since many years, and a professional online instructor already hosting an advanced Laravel course here on Pluralsight. PHP powers more than 80% of all web pages, but probably has the most patchy syntax of all available web development languages. In this course, we're going to have a detailed look at how to write better code with one of the most popular and powerful PHP frameworks you can find - Laravel. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what Laravel is and why we might want to use it, how a Laravel application is set up and works, how to render views and work with requests and responses in our application, and how to provide a great user experience with a little effort. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use your PHP knowledge to create in bulk Laravel applications that scale well. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with PHP and object-orientated programming with PHP, as well as the basics about HTML and CSS. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into even more Laravel with courses on working with data and models in Laravel, authentication in Laravel applications, or advanced topics like creating an API with Laravel. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the basics of Laravel with the Getting Started with Laravel - The Basics course, at Pluralsight.