Laravel vs Symfony

The Right Tool for the Job The phone rings. You pick it up. It’s the national lottery — they tell you that if you can be at their office within 15 minutes, you get the entire pot, upwards of 15 million dollars. But you’re at home, not so close to that office. You need to decide on the spot how to get there. Right now, in the middle of rush hour, going by car may take more than 15 minutes. But riding your bike might also take more than 15 minutes. You have now 30 seconds to decide and your heart is racing, because the phone call was real and… Read More

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How to Install Laravel on Shared Hosting

If your host has PHP and MySQL, then there is a good chance that they can run Laravel. There are a few other requirements, such as certain PHP extensions, but those are fairly common. The only real issue is Composer. If your host can’t (or won’t) run Composer, then forget about it. 🙁 But if they can, then most likely you can install Laravel. 🙂 If they have Composer already installed, then you’re set. If not, you must install yourself, but it’s not too hard. The directions on the Composer Download page are great and they work on many machines. For shared hosting, however, you probably will need to make… Read More

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Laravel Tutorials

Getting started with Laravel is not easy, even for a developer who already understands the MVC model and has worked with it. We have compiled here a brief list of resources with good tutorials to get you started learning Laravel, and some advanced ones also, to keep you going. Laravel Specific Sites Below is a set of sites focused only on Laravel, each of which has tutorials: Laravel.com The first place for many is Laravel’s own Documentation site at https://laravel.com/docs. Everything there is of course free and text-based. Laracasts Laracasts is a paid-for only resource, but it’s one of the biggest and most well known. It’s all videos. Their tagline… Read More

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