Book of the week

This week’s recommendation is: O’Reilly’s Laravel up & running. If you need some guidance on how to setup a Laravel application, by following the best practices, or simply to understand what goes on under the hood – this is the book for you.

What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. Fully updated to cover Laravel 5.8, the second edition of this practical guide provides the definitive introduction to one of today’s mostpopular web frameworks.

Matt Stauffer, a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community, delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with this framework right away. This updated edition also covers Laravel Dusk and Horizon and provides information about community resources and other noncore Laravel packages.


This is a new category added to the blog. The intention is to share all the books that will help anyone out there, no matter their current level of understanding of a given topic. All of the books have been hand-picked by blog’s author. Reading a book always helps out, no matter the number of tutorials, post etc. you read on a topic. Due to the vast number of different IT related books out there, we felt the need to create a separate section for tailored recommendations. All links are affiliate links, which help support this blog. Enjoy your new read!

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