Frameworks Build a Video Game Aggregator
Intermediate Difficulty

In this series, we'll build a video game app that pulls data from the IGDB API and displays game information such as popular titles, coming soon, videos, and screenshots. We'll explore a variety of front-end features with Laravel and other technologies, including the HTTP client, Tailwind CSS, Livewire and Alpine.js.

4h 27m
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Testing Code Katas with PHPUnit
Intermediate Difficulty

If martial artists use kata as a method for exercise and practice, what might be the equivalent for coders like us? Coding katas are short, repeatable programming challenges which are meant to exercise everything from your focus, to your workflow. In this series, one kata per episode, we'll work through a wide variety of challenges to build up your TDD process.

2h 58m
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Frameworks Blade Component Cookbook
Intermediate Difficulty

As part of the Laravel 7 release, we gained access to supercharged Blade components. What's exciting about this is the fact that it can fundamentally change how you go about constructing the view layer of your applications. In this series, one component per episode, I'll show you a wide range of practical examples that you can freely use in your own projects.

2h 3m
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Techniques Code Reflections
Advanced Difficulty

Reflecting upon the code you've written is an important step for any developer. It's not enough to simply extract, refactor, and call it a day. No. Once complete, you must evaluate what you've done. Is the code now better? Is it more clear? Don't underestimate how difficult a question this can be. Our brains manage to trick us at every turn.

1h 10m
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Techniques Guest Spotlight
Intermediate Difficulty

The programming world is far too big for one person. With that in mind, for this series, I've invited a number of special guests to teach you what they know best.

3h 15m
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Frameworks Build a Stock Tracker App
Intermediate Difficulty

In this series, we'll build a command line application to track the availability of in-demand products across any number of retailers. Perhaps you want to be notified the moment a Nintendo Switch becomes available for purchase? Let's do it!

2h 50m
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Techniques Building Laracasts
Intermediate Difficulty

While many courses at Laracasts focus on the workflow of building something entirely from scratch, this one is a bit different. Come along as I work on the Laracasts codebase, itself. Each episode is unique. One might cover a new Vue component we need for the UI. Another episode may require that we TDD a new feature entirely. So pull up a chair and let's get to work.

1h 35m
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Languages What's New in PHP 7.4
Intermediate Difficulty

PHP 7.4 was released on November 28th, 2019 and includes a variety of improvements and new features, including arrow functions, typed properties, weak references, and more. In this brief series, we'll review one feature per episode to get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

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Languages Object-Oriented Principles in PHP
Beginner Difficulty

The typical beginner, whether they realize it or not, first learns procedural programming. But, before too long, they level up. Suddenly, an entirely different paradigm is introduced: object-oriented programming. Little do they know that they'll spend years researching and learning exactly what it means to work with objects and messages. In this series, you'll be introduced to the core principles of object-oriented programming in PHP. We'll begin with the basic constructs and work our way up.

1h 33m
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Languages PHP Bits
Intermediate Difficulty

Because our industry advances so quickly, it's far too easy for bits and pieces to fall through the cracks. Each episode in this series provides a standalone two-minute dose of PHP knowledge. Think of them as Red Bull for your brain: a rapid surge of education.

31m
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Frameworks Laravel From Scratch
Intermediate Difficulty

In this series, step by step, I'll show you how to build web applications with Laravel. We'll start with the basics and incrementally dig deeper and deeper, as we review real-life examples. Once complete, you should have all the tools you need. Let's get to work!

8h 59m
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Techniques 10 Techniques for Cleaner Code
Intermediate Difficulty

We've all written code that misses the mark. Sure, it works, but, still, you're left with the feeling that you've missed something. The difficult part, unfortunately, is recognizing what that "something" is. In this series, we'll review ten techniques, one per episode, to improve the clarity of your PHP code.

1h 54m
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Techniques How to Read Code
Intermediate Difficulty

To improve as a developer, you must focus on three things: learning, reading, and writing. Or, in other words, learn from somebody more seasoned than you; read a lot of code; and write your own code daily. This series will focus on the reading component. Together, we'll mentally parse an open source project. How was it constructed? What are the routing conventions? How are the controllers structured?

1h 17m
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Tooling Visual Studio Code for PHP Developers
Intermediate Difficulty

Out of the blue, Microsoft jumps into the editor wars with an incredible offering that gives Sublime Text an overwhelming run for its money. In fact, it just might surpass it! So come along, as I demonstrate the ins, the outs, the tips, the techniques. Say hello to your new best friend: Visual Studio Code.

1h 20m
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Tooling Professional PHP Workflow in Sublime Text 3
Beginner Difficulty

This series is exclusively for the working developer who, though familiar with Sublime Text, needs to tweak and optimize their editor particularly for PHP development. Come along, as we review everything from error detection, to project management, to automatic PSR-2 fixing.

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Techniques How to Accept Payments
Intermediate Difficulty

No longer do we require brick and mortar shops to sell our products. Have you written a book? Great! You can set up a webpage to sell it in a matter of minutes. It's that easy at this point, as long as you have a touch of programming knowledge. In this series, we'll review the ins and outs of accepting payments and subscriptions through Stripe.

3h 15m
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Languages What's New in PHP 7.1
Beginner Difficulty

Though not as flashy as the long-in-development 7.0 release, PHP 7.1 nonetheless brings with it a number of useful features, ranging from short array destructuring, to negative string offsets, to improved return types. Come along, as we review what's new in PHP!

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Frameworks Hands On: Community Contributions
Intermediate Difficulty

In this mini-series, we'll, from scratch, allow users to register, submit community articles and tutorials, and then vote on their favorites. Exactly like what we have here at Laracasts! While there are a number of moving parts, it should all make perfect sense, once we're done.

2h 19m
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Languages The PHP Practitioner
Beginner Difficulty

We all start somewhere. When it comes to web development with PHP, well, your first stop is this series. Designed specifically and exclusively for beginners, here, you'll learn the fundamentals of PHP - all the way down to defining variables and arrays. If you feel somewhat unprepared for the content at Laracasts, this "PHP for beginners" series should be your next stop. New lessons are published every Thursday, so don't fall behind!

4h 46m
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Techniques Whip Monstrous Code Into Shape
Advanced Difficulty

You did your best, but somehow that User object, over time, morphed into a monstrous God object. And your controllers started out nice and clean, but now... not so much. We've all been there. In this series, we'll review a number of ideas for whipping convoluted code into shape.

3h 40m
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Techniques SOLID Principles in PHP
Advanced Difficulty

SOLID represents a series of guidelines that developers can use to, if done well, simplify and clarify their code. While certainly not laws, understanding these concepts will make you a better developer.

57m
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Techniques Design Patterns in PHP
Advanced Difficulty

A design pattern is a common solution to a common problem. Nothing more, nothing less. And, while some of these approaches might seem foreign or overwhelming to you, the important thing to remember is that, as a developer, you are in charge. That means you decide when a pattern is appropriate, and when it's completely unnecessary. That's the key.

1h 43m
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Languages PHP 7 Up and Running
Intermediate Difficulty

Slated for release in December, 2015, PHP 7 brings a wealth of new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. If you're curious, come with me, as I demonstrate what's new!

28m
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