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:
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.
Their tagline is:
It’s Kinda Like Netflix for Your Career!
Learn practical, modern web development, through expert screencasts. Most video tutorials are boring. These aren’t. Ready to binge?
Laravelista has a set of courses and tutorials in text format and video, including both free and paid-for resources. Their tagline is:
Learn Laravel by reading tutorials and completing courses. No more rewinding or pausing videos. Only the most detailed text instructions with open-source applications.
The Laravel News site has a Laravel Tutorials page with a nice set of resources.
The Learning Laravel site has literally hundreds of tutorials.
Laravel Best Practices
The Laravel Best Practices is a one-page (but it’s a LONG page) introduction to Laravel with lots of links to other resources.
The Laravel Tricks site has a variety of tutorials, from a wide set of authors, each with his own style.
Below is a set of more sites which are not Laravel-only sites, but they have some useful Laravel tutorials available:
On YouTube there are a few channels dedicated to Laravel, but none with a large set of up to date tutorials, that we found. Your best bet is to run a search for Laravel Tutorial there and you will find there a good set of results.
Kode Blog is an educational website that provides free programming tutorials, articles and complete source code. They have Laravel tutorials on their Laravel 5 Tutorial page.
Hackr.io is a site for programmers to find and share the best online programming courses & tutorials. They have Laravel tutorials on their Laravel Tutorials and Courses page.
Toptal has a tutorial: Laravel API Tutorial: How to Build and Test a RESTful API with good information.
Belitsoft is an offshore web dev agency, and they have a nice page called Getting Started With Laravel for Beginners with links to a lot of specific tutorials on all kinds of Laravel subjects.
If you have any comments, including suggestions for additions, just let us know.