This January, I filled a list with some good intentions for this new year. Not a big list, just five points.
One of these points was “to write a book“. I already had some plans for it: about Laravel, of course. Then, a couple of weeks later, I received an email from Rebecca Youe, from Packt Publishing.
A very clear message that was basically saying: “would you like to write a book about Laravel, for Packt?”
I was stunned. Obviously, I accepted. I started in February, following a well defined process and schedule. An awesome experience, because it was my first time getting involved in book writing: I learned many things about planning a book and structuring its chapters. It’s very similar to the software development process: the starting analysis step is vital.
However today this book is finally available.
Learning Laravel’s Eloquent is a book totally focused on Eloquent, the Laravel ORM (Object Relational Mapper). In this book I tried to put everything I know, starting from the very basics (setting up a project, using some useful tools) to a couple of advanced topics. As I also wrote on the Packt Website, here’s what the book features:
- Configure a new Laravel project and set up database connections in minutes
- Build and work with models to handle your data with an expressive syntax
- Define relations between your models to create complex functionalities
- Query your database using relations simply
- Use collections to gather results and perform many operations on them with a powerful data structure
- Use the Eloquent ORM without Laravel
- Control your models during the request lifecycle with event listeners and observers
Hope you will like it 🙂
Oh, and it’s not ending here…