Published 4 months ago by francoboy7
First of all, I wanted to say that your content and Website is AMAZING ! I've learned so much from all this.
I'm a beginner in all of this (laravel and also Vue) and I'm kind of lost in where to start.
I've followed the following
I'm tempted by the "Build a forum" serie, however it appears to be the step #15, of my learning laravel adventure, but when I take a look at the previous lesson, I feel like I'm in over my head with things like : socket. io and advanced eloquent technique
So here I am, contemplating all the lessons on laracasts and asking for advice. Maybe I'm overthinking this and I should jump on the forum serie, but let me know your take on this
Let me know
I'd say go for it, try "Build a forum". It's current, starts with relatively basic tasks and shows you how tests can really help you. If your PHP knowledge is basic, let us know, then we can recommend other lessons first.
Take your time, pause often, follow each step, try to understand what's happening. If you try to change something, do baby steps. Don't try to change things where Laravel assumes something else (like naming things, using non-numeric keys in database tables) before you are more comfortable.
Don't hesitate to ask questions. As long as you do it like you have with this question I'm pretty sure there will always be someone trying to help you. If you post code, be sure to quote it using the Markdown syntax. If someone asks for specific details, provide them. Put different questions in different threads.
Let's have fun ...
Build a simple app using what you've learned so far.
Todo lists are a cliche for a reason!
If you jump into the extremely long forum series and find yourself a bit lost then don't be afraid to pause or rewind a video and play about in your own sandbox with some of the concepts being taught in a different way. Actually doing stuff will really help you get your head around things.
Thanks a lot for your comment
My PHP Skills are Moderate I'd say ;) I did build simple projects.
If you'd like to recommend some series for PHP I'm listening ;) (I did the PHP Beginner course).
And there is lots of Laravel resources out there. Have a look on youtube. I can recommend program with Eric ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshZ3rdoCLjDYuTR_RBubzw )
Depends on what your 'moderate' PHP skills encompass ... :-)
E.g. if you need a refresher on object oriented stuff in PHP: https://laracasts.com/series/object-oriented-bootcamp-in-php
Don't worry about patterns, design principles, best practices and stuff like that in the beginning.
If you want to try something different every now and then create a 'playground' project (mine is called
testbed) and try to replicate simple issues that are brought up on this forum. Try to understand what's going wrong and how it could be solved. Try the provided solution and find out why it works. But you should get a bit more familiar with Laravel before you try to do that.