Laraboot: Laravel 5.2 For Beginners Available Now
I’m proud to announce the release of Laraboot: Laravel 5.2 For Beginners.
I just completed the rewrite, since the original book was written for 5.1 and some important things changed from 5.1 to 5.2, especially with the Auth traits.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to update my Laravel book in a timely manner, since the Laravel framework itself evolves so quickly. I figured that the changes from 5.1 to 5.2 wouldn’t be substantial enough to warrant it, but then I decided to do a new project in Laravel, and when I started using 5.2, I realized that the improvements were valuable enough to justify the work.
For example, 5.2 has a handy artisan command for creating the Auth views, so that is a real time saver. With routes, we now have a web group that we use, which uses web middleware, and we have accounted for that change as well.
I also rewrote the socialite implementation, revising the ManagesSocial trait to make it easier to follow. These are big improvements to the template, if you want to use it as a starter for your projects.
The new edition of the book also includes a ManagesImages trait, which helps make the image management code reusable, and we also use a config file to bring in defaults, so this is new material for the book, now 467 pages. I think you will like it.
Doing this version of the book gave me a chance to go over everything and make it as clear as possible, so I think you will some improvements there. I’ve updated the Laraboot github repository to the latest version as well.
I hope this book helps you meet some of your programming goals with Laravel. If you have a positive experience with it, please leave a review at:
Thanks again for supporting my work.