Laravel Companion: A Guide to Helpers, Collections and More

The Laravel framework contains many useful helper functions, features and utility classes (such as Collections) – not all of these are well known. This book exposes these helper utilities to encourage accelerated application development using the Laravel framework (version 5.3). Through the Laravel Companion you will learn about collections, facades, application helper functions, request and URL helper functions and much, much more.

If you’ve ever thought there “has to be an easier way” – there probably is in the form of a helper utility.

Laravel 5 – The Hidden Treasures

This book is not meant to teach you how to develop with Laravel 5 or what are the best development techniques. This book is focused on revealing to you all the hidden treasures Laravel offers alongside with many usage examples and tips in order to make you a stronger web Artisan.

After you read it, this book will try to become your Laravel 5 dictionary for the great variety of methods and utilities Laravel5 offers so you can always have it nearby while coding.

Furthermore i ll explain step by step some real-life applications where i am going to use all those helper methods and functions Laravel offers.

This book is based on latest stable release of Laravel, which is 5.0.31. All my examples are unit-tested with PHPUnit.

So, let’s get started!

Laraboot: Laravel 5 For Beginners

Laraboot is oriented to beginning and intermediate PHP programmers who want to learn the Laravel Framework.  In the book, we build a reusable template, branded as Laraboot, that covers many of the basic things you will need for all of your projects, including:

  • One-click Facebook Registration
  • Full Access Control
  • Datagrid with column sorts, populated from Ajax
  • Fully integrated Bootstrap front-end
  • backend Admin area
  • User Profiles and Settings

The Laraboot template 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!

Laraboot 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.

The Laravel Survival Guide

Why The Book? Well, it’s not really a book… It’s more of a guide (hence the title). A guide to save yourself and others from becoming a zombie developer!

What exactly is a zombie developer? Well, a zombie developer is a developer like you or I, yet they mindlessly hack on PHP apps and do the same thing over and over. These repetitive tasks are incredibly time consuming, and make the developer brain dead. When this happens it gives them a thirst for blood and an urge to kill.

So, instead of letting this happen the developer could have used the amazing Laravel framework for rapid application development. This will help them keep their sanity and it will make coding enjoyable again. Oh, yeah… And it’ll save lives.

By learning the basics of Laravel you can save yourself, and possibly others, from becoming a deteriorating zombie developer.

Don’t let that inner zombie revive, be sure to keep in hand this Laravel survival guide.

Laravel 5.3 For Beginners

Laravel 5.3 For Beginners is oriented to beginning and intermediate PHP programmers who want to learn the Laravel Framework.  Over 700 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
  • Chart.js integration with Vue 2
  • Elixir Asset Management

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 5.3 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.

Easy E-Commerce Using Laravel and Stripe

The local lawn care and landscaping company We Dew Lawns, Inc. has contacted you about building and launching an ambitious corporate website. The surly company owner Todd McDew isn’t exactly a technophile, but he’s well aware of the potential new revenue streams a well-designed website can introduce to the company. Among other features he would like you to create an online store capable of selling both electronic and physical products, as well as lawn care service subscriptions.

Easy E-Commerce Using Laravel and Stripe guides you through the creation of the WeDewLawns.com. Each project phase introduces new features to the website which are typical of a small but capable online store, including a robust contact form, user accounts, and a restricted area where registered users can download coupons and receive other exclusive offers. You’ll also learn how to create a product catalog which can be managed using a restricted administration console.

From there you’ll learn how to integrate the popular Stripe payment processing service using Laravel Cashier. You’ll learn how to customize many aspects of a Stripe account, customize the Stripe checkout modal, and create a solution which customers can use to download electronic products such as lawn care guides. The final project phase guides you through the integration of Stripe’s recurring payments (subscriptions) feature. You’ll learn how to create multiple subscription tiers, and build a robust interface allowing customers to select a desired tier and input their payment information for subsequent recurring billing purposes.

Book Highlights

  • Includes all of the source code to a real-world online store.
  • You will receive free updates as we continue to improve and expand the book and companion project.
  • Learn how to integrate Stripe payment processing capabilities into a Laravel-powered website in a fun, entertaining, and unintimidating fashion by following along with the creation of a real-world project for a fictional company. Just don’t get on company owner Mr. McDew’s bad side!
  • Includes coverage of many concepts central to building an online store, such as how to build a product management interface and a one-time URL generator for downloading electronic products.
  • Written by bestselling author W. Jason Gilmore and Laravel News founder Eric L. Barnes, two industry veterans with more than 30 years of combined experience using the PHP language.

Table of Contents

Easy E-Commerce Using Laravel and Stripe is divided into five chapters. Each chapter introduces a fundamental concept associated with building a practical online store for a small business interested in building its customer base, selling products, and selling online subscriptions.

Chapter 1. Creating the We Dew Lawns Website

In this opening phase you’ll be tasked with the creation of a fairly simple Laravel-driven website that tells prospective customers more about the business, and offers a user-friendly contact form which sends inquiries to the company assistant, Patty Organo.

To suit this requirement, you’ll work through the creation of a new Laravel 5 website complete with Less, Elixir, and Bootstrap integration. You’ll also create a home and company bio pages, a site-wide layout, and a contact form.

Chapter 2. Integrating User Accounts

Following a successful launch of the first phase, Mr. McDew would like to begin building a customer mailing list. To entice individuals into handing over their valuable e-mail addresses he would like to offer registered users access to downloadable coupons which they can then apply to lawn care services. In this chapter you’ll integrate and customize user registration and authentication features into the site, and create a restricted area of the site accessible only to authenticated users.

Chapter 3. Integrating Stripe and Creating a Product Catalog

With the site launched and the mailing list continuing to grow, Mr. McDew’s ambitions have now turned to online sales. He would like to create a simple online store for selling products such as lawn mowers and gardening tools. In this chapter you’ll integrate Laravel Cashier to easily and securely accept credit card payments. You’ll also learn how to create a restricted administration console complete with a product catalog manager so Mr. McDew and his team can easily add and update products.

Chapter 4. Selling Electronic and Physical Products

With Stripe and Laravel Cashier integrated, and your product catalog created, it’s time to begin selling products! In this chapter you’ll learn how to sell electronic (downloadable) and physical products through your website. We’ll show you how to integrate the secure Stripe “Buy” button and modal, complete transactions using Cashier, and generate one-time URLs for automated product downloads. We’ll also talk a bit about shipping and sales tax complexities, and identify a few popular associated resources.

Chapter 5. Selling Subscriptions

In this final project phase, Mr. McDew sets his sights on selling lawn care subscriptions. In this chapter you’ll learn how to integrate Stripe’s recurring billing service into the We Dew Lawns website, and sell a number of lawn care service tiers to area customers. You’ll also learn how to configure webhooks to autonomously receive and respond to various subscription-related events.

Chapter 6. Integrating a Shopping Cart

Thus far we’ve preferred to focus on Laravel- and Stripe-related fundamentals so as to ensure everything is working flawlessly before introducing more complicated features. In this chapter we’ll change that by adding shopping cart capabilities to the site. By the conclusion of this chapter you’ll have successfully integrated a shopping cart into the site, allowing customers to truly shop the site, and conveniently purchase more than one product during a single session.

Easy Laravel 5

Easy Laravel 5 is a fun, hands-on guide to the popular Laravel framework. You’ll learn by following along with countless examples based on a real-world Laravel-driven web application.The book is constantly updated with a stream of new material, bug fixes, and improvements.

Recent improvements include a complete update for Laravel version 5.2, and a new chapter covering Laravel Events! You can view the complete changelog at http://www.easylaravelbook.com/changelog/.

Check out http://www.easylaravelbook.com for more information about the author, table of contents, and companion videos. You’ll also find dozens of adapted book excerpts over on the blog.

Laravel and AngularJS

Versions:

  • Laravel 5.1
  • AngularJS: 1.4.4
  • Bootstrap: 3.3   (4 soon)
  • jQuery: 2.1.4

The main objective of this book is to address the best web development technologies on the market today. On the web, we are always splitting the systems development into two parts: server and client.

On the server, we will cover the programming language PHP 5.4, and the framework Laravel, in addition to the MySql database. We chose Laravel because it is a simple and powerful framework, with a growing acceptance in the market.

On the client, we have the Javascript language, which has consolidated its position as the best programming language for browsers. As a framework, we chose the AngularJS, which makes all the manipulation of data in forms and tables much easier. We also have the CSS, in which we use the Bootstrap framework to facilitate the development of web applications interface.

Even with two different technologies, their integration is entirely possible and this will be the main theme discussed throughout the chapters. Note that we will not introduce the two technologies in a separate way, but always addressing how the technologies interact. The communication between them is RESTful, and we will be using it extensively for the development of our final application.

After addressing the main concepts of both technologies, we will create a small blog that will illustrate everything we learned.

Laravel 5.1 Beauty

Leveraging the power of Laravel 5 to create a simple, clean and beautiful blogging application and the administration area required to maintain the blog.

Laravel: Code Smart

Code Smart is the number one book for learning the Laravel PHP framework. It is written in a simple, understandable, and entertaining style that is welcoming to all. Let’s discover Laravel together.