Are you a PHP developer who wants to learn the best PHP framework, Laravel? Do you want to migrate to PHP 7 for developing robust feature-rich web applications? If yes, this Learning Path is for you.

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive and elegant syntax. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing tasks that are most commonly used in web projects. PHP 7 is based on the PHPNG, so the performance gains realized from PHP 7 are huge.

Although Laravel 5 works well with the previous versions of PHP, the combination of PHP 7 and Laravel 5 can be used to create faster websites.

Packt’s Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

This Learning Path starts with an introduction to PHP 7 and then moves on to exploring its new and advanced features. You will also get acquainted with the basic and advanced object-oriented programming concepts and techniques. Next, you will learn how to install Laravel on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. You will then be introduced to the directory structure of a Laravel application, as well as the third- dependencies, packages, and installation with Composer. Moving ahead, you will learn about the Laravel MVC structure: routes, controllers, models, views, and templates. Finally, you will build a simple web application using the CRUD operations and basic validations.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to build your own applications using PHP 7 and Laravel.

About the Authors:

For this course, we have combined the best works of these esteemed authors:

Budi Irawan is a engineer, lecturer, and open source contributor. He has experience in PHP for more than 7 years in building small and enterprise web applications. Besides PHP, he also plays with JavaScript and Ruby. He loves to teach, contribute, and meet new people. In his leisure time, he usually plays sports and at times travelling too.

Hiren Dave is a software engineer, blogger, and consultant with over 9 years of professional experience. He writes code in number of languages. He has a passion for developing web , apps, writing books, and blog articles about programming. He has a solid experience of startups, as he manages products for few startups. He is also passionate about researching and learning new technologies and trends. He has also authored a book Instant Sencha Touch, published by Packt.

Who this course is for:
  • This Learning Path is for PHP developers who wish to learn the Laravel framework to develop robust and feature-rich web applications.
  • Also, people who are working on older PHP versions and want to migrate to PHP 7 will find this Learning Path useful.

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