10 Laravel tips and techniques for your next PHP project

Wilo Ahadi


Wilo A.


Laravel, PHP, Alpine.js

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Welcome to "10 Laravel tips and techniques for your next PHP project". In this book, we will explore a collection of valuable ideas and practical tips for improving your Laravel skills and optimizing your PHP projects. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this guide is designed to help you harness the power of Laravel and take your projects to the next level.

Laravel has become incredibly popular in the PHP ecosystem thanks to its expressive syntax, powerful features and broad community support. It provides a solid foundation for creating efficient, scalable Web applications. However, mastering Laravel requires a thorough understanding of its various components and best practices.

Throughout this book, we will cover a wide range of topics that address common challenges faced by Laravel developers. Each chapter focuses on a specific tip or technique, guiding you through concrete examples and step-by-step instructions. By following along, you will gain valuable insights into how to overcome obstacles, optimize performance and improve the quality of your Laravel projects.

Here is an overview of what you can expect to learn:

  • Chapter I: We will start by exploring how to install, configure and use SQLite with Laravel on Windows. You will discover the benefits of using SQLite and learn how to integrate it into your development environment.
  • Chapter II: Importing and exporting Excel data is a common task in many projects. We are going to take a look at the Fast Excel package to efficiently manage Excel file operations, enabling you to import and export collections with ease.
  • Chapter III: We will see how to extract data from a model between two dates. This technique will allow you to retrieve information from your data based on specific date ranges.
  • Chapter IV: Grouping data is often necessary for data analysis and reporting. We will look at how to group a collection by day, month and year, which opens up possibilities for data aggregation and visualization.
  • Chapter V: Alpine.js is a powerful JavaScript framework. We will see how to use it to redirect to the value of a <select> dropdown field in HTML. This technique will allow you to enhance the user experience.
  • Chapter VI: Displaying and manipulating dates is a fundamental aspect of any web application. We will show you how to display the date in a <input> datetime-local field.
  • Chapter VII: Test data generation is crucial for effective testing. We will explore Factory, Faker, and Tinker to generate realistic and random test data, saving you time and effort during development.
  • Chapter VIII: Generating PDF files is a common requirement in many applications. We will introduce laravel-dompdf, a powerful package, to create PDF files effortlessly, giving you greater control over document generation.
  • Chapter IX: Calculating the time interval between two dates is a frequently encountered task. We will look at different methods for accurately calculating the time between dates, helping you to build accurate time-based features.
  • Chapter X: Pagination is essential for displaying large data sets. We will show you how to implement sequential numbering of elements on each page to improve navigation.

By the end of this book, you will have a solid foundation in Laravel and be equipped with practical tips and techniques for tackling real-world challenges in your PHP projects. Let us start this journey together and discover Laravel's full potential for your next project!

Auteur Wilo Ahadi
Domaine Développement web
Date de parution 11/10/2023
Langue Anglais
Wilo Ahadi

Wilo Ahadi, l'auteur

Passionné de l'informatique, je suis spécialiste en techniques des systèmes et réseaux, développeur web et mobile, infographiste et designer, ... J'aime partager mon expérience en formant sur la plateforme Akili School

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