This book follows a practical and easy-to-follow approach and is packed with real-world examples to understand all the fundamentals and concepts in a very concise way.
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About the Author
Raphaël Saunier works as a full stack web developer at Information Architects in Zürich, Switzerland. He holds a degree in Information Management for Business from University College London. Always looking for excuses to learn and play with new technologies, tools, and techniques, he is also able to make pragmatic decisions that take into account the strengths and weaknesses of the many well-established tools at the disposal of web developers. A strong advocate of Laravel, Ember.js, Vim, and PostgreSQL when he is among developers, he is also passionate about teaching programming and general computer literacy to people of all ages.
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PHP has a well deserved reputation for producing or more accurately having lousy code written in it. As the book frankly explains, it grew up to be great for rapidity of learning and quick deployment of small code bases for web server programming. But the early authors of PHP perhaps never anticipated the increasing needs and complexity of web sites. The attraction of Laravel version 4 is that if you code PHP within it, you effectively use frameworks or patterns. Specifically Model View Controller [MVC]. It is not much of an exaggeration that MVC forms the core structure of many web sites. The success of Ruby on Rails speaks to how useful programmers have found a language that enforces MVC. So the book testifies to a metagame of leapfrog, played across computer languages. You see that the coders of Laravel 4 have keyed off the success of Ruby on Rails and Python to make a feedback loop that goes back around to the earlier language of PHP and to improve it. The first chapter is a veritable laundry list of enhancements that Laravel 4 immediately gives you. Read it closely. The details are expanded upon in the rest of the text. Paranoid readers might also pay attention to chapter 4. It delves into how to use Laravel 4 to secure your webpages against attackers. Techniques well known in other languages like guarding against SQL injection in user text input fields can be easily implemented here. Attention has been paid to letting you bolt down your website in a robust and rapid manner.