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17 Dec
1 year ago

SebMatte left a reply on Having Doubts With The Laracasts Series Steps

@dannys well, honestly 80 % of people want functionnalities in same basic range so yes, look yourself at those and you will notice the patterns :-)

10 Dec
1 year ago

SebMatte left a reply on Those Who Are Looking Laravel Valet For Windows

@Myungki the link shared to the windows laravel works, and in the Readme file all is there. This should be working for you, it is working for me! I complement with the basic instructions in laravel official documentation and it's all good? Php and composer instructions are even included :-)

09 Dec
1 year ago

SebMatte left a reply on Having Doubts With The Laracasts Series Steps

@dannys Well, I don't know yet what we can do with the TDD forum before learning and then reusing ;

About the question ' which projects should be built with Frameworks ' , if you look at the ' services ' link you shared, in the projects, notice how most of them have pretty much the same basic 'frames / structural ' needs ? Authentification, admin & users & permissions, CRUD and categories and correct billing / invoicing / accounting management, wether it's courriers, garbage, cattle management, etc..

Looking at raw PHP versus using Laravel, I'm glad to learn raw SQL, authentification and all that but I already can see how repeatedly coding all those aspects projects after projects would become somewhat repetitive and then my own efficiency would be limited by that.

In the construction business this would be analogous to cutting, seasoning & planning each wood beam vs buying some already up to specs from the shop and then using them to build what you are actually looking forward to build, with the most efficiency and economy of time.

So yeah, I feel like * almost all * projects should be built with framework if you don't like to constently reinvent the wheel ? At our levels, why would you not want to use a framework like Laravel, while yes understanding the fondational PHP ? :-)

SebMatte left a reply on Having Doubts With The Laracasts Series Steps

@travoltron Hello, by the way if you are searching for a wiki solution I've found and transitioned a team at one of my other works to , there should be pretty much everything you would wish for and a free account for small teams, good organizational ability, possibility of public ressources with the private ones, good design and ongoing development. I've been researching for a while before finding them and now my team loves them :-) Hope this helps :-)

SebMatte left a reply on Having Doubts With The Laracasts Series Steps

@dannys Hello, I have a similar experience with being a beginner in actual programming so a couple of months ago I made a pause in Laracasts to get some basic knowledge in; I started by those books that I read back to back :

  • Laravel: Code Smart by Dayle Rees, to have an idea of the basic structure of the framework,
  • Laravel Up and Running by Matt Stauffer, to have a deeper understanding,

PHP Pandas was nice but somewhat the same generic basic book of ' what's a function, what's an array', there's tons of ressources along these lines.

Currently I'm working through a book on PHP 7 & Web applied development without a framework, you might like it :

  • Learning PHP 7, by Antonio Lopez, surprisingly practical :-)

And that course on Udemy is about 10 projects that are coded live in front of you, there are few explications of the 'why' but by then I'm starting to have an idea of what he's talking about and why :

  • Projects in Laravel: Learn Laravel Building 10 Projects, by Eduonix.

I listen also to tons of podcasts, I'm through with the Full Stack Radio, Laravel podcast, Laravel News, North meet South, almost done with Wes Bos's Syntax podcast for a Javascript / CSS overview, listening to Coding Blocks for in depth [ currently mostly over my head ] design patterns analysis and commentary, Startups for the Rest of Us, etc. I manage my own small business and help in another on the side, + tons of driving so those helps when I feel I'm not making enough progress with actual coding, I suggest listening to them to immerse yourself in the environment :-)

I also have a bunch of more advanced / specialized books that I keep for later like ' Build APIs You Won't Hate' ' SQL Queries You Won't Hate', + preparing to eventually get the online courses of :

  • by Chris Fidao
  • the testing course [much later.. ] by Adam Wathan
  • by Laura Elizabeth when she launches
  • by Steve Schoger is great to keep an eye on :-)

I feel that a mix of ressources covering general overview, applied aspects , specific coding techniques and wider Laravel ecosystem & environment is creating a synergy of understanding for me.

I hope this helps you situate Laracasts in this whole environment and 'layers' :-) after those months of absorbing as much as I can of these other ressources finally everything here starts to make much more sense to me :-)

Yes, I would love something like a recommended ' Full Laravel Bootcamp from beginner to hired' and as it doesn't seem to be existing just yet, we have to make our own :-)