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    Web Development
    Laravel Unwrapped: Session, Auth and CacheLaravel wide retina preview
    Join me as we learn how to use Laravel's component-based system, Illuminate. Additionally, we'll see how to utilize service providers, Laravel's manager system, the Session, Auth, and Cache components, and the Store, Guard, and Repository libraries.Read More…
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    PHP
    Sending Emails With Laravel 4 & GmailLaravel 4 auth retina preview
    Sending emails is crucial for any web application. Usually, an email is sent to notify the user of some kind of activity that has taken place on the site, for example, such as when updates have been made or when new friends have been found. In this short tutorial, I'll show you how to send emails with Gmail quickly from within a Laravel sample application by extending the functionality that we built in my last tutorial, Authentication With Laravel 4.Read More…
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    PHP
    Deploying a Laravel Application Using CapistranoLaravel 4 auth retina preview
    So you've just built a fancy web application and you're planning to put it online. This can be done in many ways. In this article I'd like to cover one approach to deploy your backend system to your production server. We'll go through the following steps by example of a Laravel application but this can be applied to any other language or technology.Read More…
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    PHP
    Authentication With Laravel 4Laravel 4 auth retina preview
    Authentication is required for virtually any type of web application. In this tutorial, I'd like to show you how you can go about creating a small authentication application using Laravel 4. We'll start from the very beginning by creating our Laravel app using composer, creating the database, loading in the Twitter Bootstrap, creating a main layout, registering users, logging in and out, and protecting routes using filters. We've got a lot of code to cover, so let's get started!Read More…
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    JavaScript & AJAX
    Combining Laravel 4 and BackboneLaravel plus backbone 400
    For this tutorial, we're going to be building a single page app using Laravel 4 and Backbone.js. Both frameworks make it very easy to use a different templating engine other than their respective default, so we're going to use Mustache, which is an engine that is common to both. By using the same templating language on both sides of our application, we'll be able to share our views betweem them, saving us from having to repeat our work multiple times.Read More…
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    PHP
    Laravel 4: A Start at a RESTful API (Updated)Laravel api 400
    RESTful API's are hard! There are a lot of aspects to designing and writing a successful one. For instance, some of the topics that you may find yourself handling include authentication, hypermedia/HATEOS, versioning, rate limits, and content negotiation. Rather than tackling all of these concepts, however, let's instead focus on the basics of REST. We'll make some JSON endpoints behind a basic authentication system, and learn a few Laravel 4 tricks in the process.Read More…
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    PHP
    Testing Laravel ControllersTesting controllers 400
    Testing controllers isn't the easiest thing in the world. Well, let me rephrase that: testing them is a cinch; what's difficult, at least at first, is determining what to test. Should a controller test verify text on the page? Should it touch the database? Should it ensure that variables exist in the view? If this is your first hay-ride, these things can be confusing! Let me help.Read More…
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    PHP
    Laravel 4 MasteryLaravel 4
    Perhaps it goes without saying that I'm fairly passionate about the Laravel framework (probably irritatingly so, for some of you). I liked it so much to the point of creating a massive course for Tuts+ Premium - most of which I've made free to the public!Read More…
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    Tools & Tips
    Pro Workflow in Laravel and Sublime Text200x200
    Not too long ago, I built a handful of generators for Laravel, which ease the process of various tasks. Today, thanks to help from Gaurav Narula, we're turning things up a notch with the release of a new Sublime Text plugin that leverages the power of Artisan and the generators from directly within your editor.Read More…
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    PHP
    Your One-Stop Guide to Laravel CommandsLaravel commands
    In this day and age, it's quite normal for a developer to have an understanding of consoles, and how to issue basic commands. But what if you could code your own custom commands to improve your workflow? If we look back to Laravel 3, you might remember that it offered tasks. Tasks were extremely helpful, but still came up short for more complex operations. Thankfully, Laravel 4 packs a beefed up Artisan that will make your life as a developer so much easier!Read More…
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    PHP
    Build Your First Admin Bundle for LaravelLaravel bundles
    It's hard to deny the fact that the PHP community is excited for Laravel 4. Among other things, the framework leverages the power of Composer, which means it's able to utilize any package or script from Packagist. In the meantime, Laravel offers "Bundles", which allow us to modularize code for use in future projects. The bundle directory is full of excellent scripts and packages that you can use in your applications. In this lesson, I'll show you how to build one from scratch!Read More…
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    PHP
    How to Setup Laravel 4Laravel 4
    As you may know, here at Nettuts+, we've covered the popular Laravel framework a great deal. With version 4 on the near horizon, I've received quite a few emails and comments, requesting a screencast that describes exactly how to clone and work with the alpha version of Laravel 4, as well as Composer. Hope this helps!Read More…
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