Laravel Application Development Blueprints
should be 3 1/2 stars
i was looking for a book about laravel, and found only this one, so i got it.the first chapter hooked me in, and so i read it in about 5 days.the books give you a good idea about what laravel can do for you, but:- there is a lot of useless
i was looking for a book about laravel, and found only this one, so i got it.
the first chapter hooked me in, and so i read it in about 5 days.
the books give you a good idea about what laravel can do for you, but:
- there is a lot of useless repetition (after they show you how to build a migration script, how many times do they have to repeat it?)
- there are silly errors (like a class declaration missing the name of the class, an artisan command line misspelled, a comment to a method xxx saying it is talking about method yyy and so on)
- there is too much code devoted to HTML, which should not be the main focus of the book, in my opinion
- there are plenty of examples on how to create new records but not one example on how to edit an existing record
i would also have preferred, instead of 10 different examples, an incremental project, where you start with something, then you expand it. the e-commerce website, the newsletter system, the blog system could all have been used to do this, with more realistic results, less repetitions and maybe some edit example.