Thursday, 17 September 2020

Laravel 8 Search with Pagination using Livewire


Hi, In this post, we will show you how to make search with pagination application using Livewire in Laravel 8 framework. In previous our Laravel Livewire tutorial, we have make single page CRUD application. Now we want to make application in which we can load data with pagination link and with search filter by using Livewire package in Laravel 8. So here we will step by step learn how to make pagination with Mysql database using Livewire package in Laravel 8 framework.

If you are looking for how to make Livewire search with pagination tutorial from scratch in Laravel 8 framework, then in this post we have share tutorial on how to create Search with Pagination Livewire app in Laravel 8 framework. So this tutorial will help you to learn How to make Laravel 8 Livewire search with pagination app step by step and how to implement live data search functionality with pagination by using Livewire in your Laravel 8 project.

Follow following steps for implement livewire search with pagination in Laravel 8.

  • 1 - Install Laravel 8
  • 2 - Make Database connection
  • 3 - Create table with fake data
  • 4 - Install Livewire package with component
  • 5 - Generate Laravel Pagination Templates
  • 6 - Run Laravel 8 Development Server

Laravel 8 Search with Pagination using Livewire


1 - Install Laravel 8


In first steps we want to download Laravel 8 framework. For this we want to go command prompt and in command prompt go to directory in which we want to download and install Laravel 8 framework. After this run following command.


composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel livewire-search-pagination

Above command will make livewire-search-pagination directory and under this directory it will download Laravel 8 framework.

2 - Make Database connection


In second steps we want to make Mysql database connection. So in Laravel 8 framework for make database connection, we have to open .env file and under this file we have to define mysql database configuration details.


DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=localhost
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=testing
DB_USERNAME=root
DB_PASSWORD=

The above configuration will make mysql database connection with testing database in your Laravel 8 framework.





3 - Create table with fake data


After making database connection, now in third steps we want to generate fake data. So for generate fake data here we will use Laravel default models class which is User.php and it has been stored in app/Models/User.php this path. So first we want to make table in our testing database. For this we have to go command prompt and run following command.


php artisan migrate

The above command will export user table defination to mysql database and create users table in mysql database. Now we want to generate fake data, so for generate fake data, here we will use Laravel Database seeder class which has been stored under database/seeders/DatabaseSeeder.php path. So we have open this file and define models class at header of this class and write code for generate fake data which you can find below.

database/seeders/DatabaseSeeder.php

<?php

namespace Database\Seeders;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;
use App\Models\User;

class DatabaseSeeder extends Seeder
{
    /**
     * Seed the application's database.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function run()
    {
        // User::factory(10)->create();
        User::factory(500)->create();
    }
}


After this we have again go to command prompt and run following command.


php artisan db:seed

This command will execute run() method of DatabaseSeeder.php class and it will generate fake 500 data in users table. So this way we can generate fake data in Laravel 8 framework.

4 - Install Livewire package with component


Now in fourth steps, we want to install Livewire package in Laravel 8 framework. For this, we have go to command prompt and run following command.


composer require livewire/livewire

This command will install Livewire package in Laravel 8 framework. Next we want to make Livewire component. So for this also we have go to command prompt and write following command.


php artisan make:livewire filter

This command will generate two file, one is Filter.php class at app/Http/Livewire directory and filter.blade.php views file at views/livewire directory. This both file will be used for create Livewire Search with pagination application.

So, first we have open app/Http/Livewire/Filter.php file and under this file, we have add use Livewire\WithPagination; and use App\Models\User; at the header of this class and then after Under this class, we have define public $searchTerm; for handle search query request. Under this class render method, which is root method of this class, we have define code for search data and create pagination links.

app/Http/Livewire/Filter.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Livewire;

use Livewire\Component;
use Livewire\WithPagination;
use App\Models\User;

class Filter extends Component
{
	use WithPagination;

	public $searchTerm;

    public function render()
    {
    	$query = '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%';

    	return view('livewire.filter', [
    		'users'		=>	User::where(function($sub_query){
    							$sub_query->where('name', 'like', '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%')
    									  ->orWhere('email', 'like', '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%');
    						})->paginate(10)
    	]);
    }
}


After this, we have go to views/livewire/filter.blade.php file and under this file, we have create one html table and fill that table with data and below that table we have also make pagination links also.

views/livewire/filter.blade.php

<div>
    <div class="container">
	    <div class="row">
	        <div class="col-md-12">	            
	            <input type="text"  class="form-control" placeholder="Search" wire:model="searchTerm" />
	            <table class="table table-bordered" style="margin: 10px 0 10px 0;">
	                <tr>
	                    <th>Name</th>
	                    <th>Email</th>
	                </tr>
	                @foreach($users as $user)
	                <tr>
	                    <td>
	                        {{ $user->name }}
	                    </td>
	                    <td>
	                        {{ $user->email }}
	                    </td>
	                </tr>
	                @endforeach
	            </table>
	            {{ $users->links() }}
	        </div>
	    </div>
	</div>
</div>


Next we have go to resources/views/welcome.blade.php file and under this file, we want to include source of resources/views/livewire/filter.blade.php file. So for this, we have write @livewire('filter') and then after we want to include livewire scripts, so for this, we have write @livewireScripts. By using this tag, we can included livewire javascript file under this welcome.blade.php file.

resources/views/welcome.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title></title>
        <!-- Fonts -->
        <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:200,600" rel="stylesheet">
 
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    </head>
     
<body>
    <div class="container mt-4">
        <div class="card">
            <div class="card-header">
                <b>Search & Pagination with Livewire in Laravel 8</b>
            </div>
            <div class="card-body">
                @livewire('filter')
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

@livewireScripts

</html>

The above process will make Livewire Search with pagination application using default Livewire pagination templates but you want to use Bootstrap 4 pagination templates you have to follow 5thstep which you can find below.

5 - Generate Laravel Pagination Templates


For implement Bootstrap 4 pagination templates under this Laravel Livewire pagination templates, so first want to generate different Laravel pagination templates. So for this we have go to command prompt and run following command.


php artisan vendor:publish

After run this command it will ask for which vendor class want be publish, so we have to enter 16 which is Laravel-Pagination and then after it will generate different Laravel pagination templates at resources/views/vendor/pagination directory which you can find in below image.


Laravel 8 Search with Pagination using Livewire


So from that list of templates, we have to open resources/views/vendor/pagination/bootstrap-4.blade.php file and copy whole file code and paste into resources/views/livewire/livewire-pagination.blade.php file. After this, we want to removed all of the href="url" links and put href="#" so page will not be reload when we have click on pagination links. After this, we have to add wire:click attribute in each link so our file code will be look like below file.

resources/views/vendor/pagination/bootstrap-4.blade.php

@if ($paginator->hasPages())
    <nav>
        <ul class="pagination">
            {{-- Previous Page Link --}}
            @if ($paginator->onFirstPage())
                <li class="page-item disabled" aria-disabled="true" aria-label="@lang('pagination.previous')">
                    <span class="page-link" aria-hidden="true">&lsaquo;</span>
                </li>
            @else
                <li class="page-item">
                    <a class="page-link" href="#" wire:click="setPage('{{ $paginator->previousPageUrl() }}')" rel="prev" aria-label="@lang('pagination.previous')">&lsaquo;</a>
                </li>
            @endif

            {{-- Pagination Elements --}}
            @foreach ($elements as $element)
                {{-- "Three Dots" Separator --}}
                @if (is_string($element))
                    <li class="page-item disabled" aria-disabled="true"><span class="page-link">{{ $element }}</span></li>
                @endif

                {{-- Array Of Links --}}
                @if (is_array($element))
                    @foreach ($element as $page => $url)
                        @if ($page == $paginator->currentPage())
                            <li class="page-item active" aria-current="page"><span class="page-link">{{ $page }}</span></li>
                        @else
                            <li class="page-item"><a class="page-link" href="#" wire:click="setPage('{{ $url }}')">{{ $page }}</a></li>
                        @endif
                    @endforeach
                @endif
            @endforeach

            {{-- Next Page Link --}}
            @if ($paginator->hasMorePages())
                <li class="page-item">
                    <a class="page-link" href="#" wire:click="setPage('{{ $paginator->nextPageUrl() }}')" rel="next" aria-label="@lang('pagination.next')">&rsaquo;</a>
                </li>
            @else
                <li class="page-item disabled" aria-disabled="true" aria-label="@lang('pagination.next')">
                    <span class="page-link" aria-hidden="true">&rsaquo;</span>
                </li>
            @endif
        </ul>
    </nav>
@endif


Then after we have to open resources/views/livewire/filter.blade.php file and put {{ $users->links('livewire.livewire-pagination') }} in place of {{ $users->links() }} code which you can seen below.

resources/views/livewire/filter.blade.php

<div>
    <div class="container">
	    <div class="row">
	        <div class="col-md-12">	            
	            <input type="text"  class="form-control" placeholder="Search" wire:model="searchTerm" />
	            <table class="table table-bordered" style="margin: 10px 0 10px 0;">
	                <tr>
	                    <th>Name</th>
	                    <th>Email</th>
	                </tr>
	                @foreach($users as $user)
	                <tr>
	                    <td>
	                        {{ $user->name }}
	                    </td>
	                    <td>
	                        {{ $user->email }}
	                    </td>
	                </tr>
	                @endforeach
	            </table>
	            {{ $users->links('livewire.livewire-pagination') }}
	        </div>
	    </div>
	</div>
</div>


Next we have go add setPage($url) method in app/Http/Livewire/Filter.php which you can seen below source code.

app/Http/Livewire/Filter.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Livewire;

use Livewire\Component;
use Livewire\WithPagination;
use Illuminate\Pagination\Paginator;
use App\Models\User;

class Filter extends Component
{
	use WithPagination;

	public $searchTerm;
    public $currentPage = 1;

    public function render()
    {
    	$query = '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%';

    	return view('livewire.filter', [
    		'users'		=>	User::where(function($sub_query){
    							$sub_query->where('name', 'like', '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%')
    									  ->orWhere('email', 'like', '%'.$this->searchTerm.'%');
    						})->paginate(10)
    	]);
    }

    public function setPage($url)
    {
        $this->currentPage = explode('page=', $url)[1];
        Paginator::currentPageResolver(function(){
            return $this->currentPage;
        });
    }
}



6 - Run Laravel 8 Development Server


So, All are sets now we are ready for view output in browser. So first we want to start Laravel server. So we have go to command prompt and run following command.


php artisan serve

After run this command it will start Laravel development server and provide us base url of our Laravel application.


http://127.0.0.1:8000/

So, for view Laravel 8 Livewire Search with Pagination application, we have to type above base url in browser and we check output in browser. So, this is complete step by step process for make Livewire Search with Pagination in Laravel 8 tutorial with implementing Bootstrap 4 pagination templates in place of default Livewire pagination templates. If you have any query regarding this tutorial you can make comment in below comment box and then after we will solve your query by replying on your comment.

Friday, 28 August 2020

How to Make Crud Application Laravel 7 using Livewire


In this post, we have describe a step by step guide for Creating CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) Application in Laravel 7 framework by using Livewire package. We have already publish many tutorial on How to make crud application in Laravel framework but here we have come with brand new topic, this is because here we have use Livewire framework has been used with Laravel framework. In this post we will make Laravel Livewire Crud application from Scratch level. From this Laravel Livewire CRUD example, you can learn How to do CRUD operation in Laravel 7 framework by using Livewire package.

Now we have come on What is Livewire? So Livewire is a Laravel framework package and it is a full stack package for Laravel developer, and by using package Laravel programmer can perform both front-end side operation and back-end side operation in Laravel application. With the help of this Laravel Livewire package, we can run PHP script from front-end side without using Ajax or Javascript. Livewire completely send Ajax request for do all it's server side communication without write any line of Ajax script. By using this Laravel Livewire package, we will perform Insert Update Delete mysql database operation without refresh of web page without using single line of Ajax or jQuery or javascript code.

So now you have understand what is Laravel Livewire package and it is full stack framework in Laravel and by using this package we can make dynamic interfaces without loosing the comfort of Laravel framework. Now we have focused on Laravel Livewire CRUD application tutorial. From this tutorial you can learn how to use Livewire package in Laravel framework for perform Mysql insert update delete operation. For learn this things you have to follow following steps.





  1. Download Fresh Laravel 7 Framework
  2. Make Database Connection
  3. Create Mysql Table
  4. Create Model Class
  5. Install Livewire Package
  6. Create Livewire Component
  7. Run Laravel 7 Application




1. Download Fresh Laravel 7 Framework


In first step we have to download fresh copy of Laravel 7 framework. For download latest version of Laravel framework, we have to go to the command prompt and go to the directory in which you want to download Laravel 7 framework and write following command.


composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel livewire


This command will make livewire directory and under that directory it will download Laravel 7 framework. So this way we can download latest version of Laravel framework.



2. Make Database Connection


In second step we have to make Mysql database connection in Laravel 7 framework. For this we have open .env and under this file we have to define following mysql database configuration.


DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=localhost
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=testing
DB_USERNAME=root
DB_PASSWORD=


The above configuration will make database connection in Laravel 7 framework.

3. Create Mysql Table


After making Mysql database connection, now we want to create table in Mysql database from this Laravel 7 application. So, first want to create migration file. So for create migration file we have to go the command prompt and write following command.


php artisan make:migration sampledata


This command will create migration file under database/migrations directive. So we have to open that file and under that file we have to define table column details, which you can find below.

database/migrations/2020_08_28_060357_sampledata.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class Sampledata extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('sampledatas', function(Blueprint $table) {
            $table->id();
            $table->text('first_name');
            $table->text('last_name');
            $table->text('gender');
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('sampledatas');
    }
}



Now we want to migrate above table defination to mysql database. For this we have go to the command prompt and write following command.


php artisan migrate


Above command will migrate table defination to mysql database and create sampledatas table in define mysql database.

4. Create Model Class


In next step we have to create model class file for perform mysql database related operation. So for create model class file, we have to go to the command prompt and write following command.


php artisan make:model Sampledata


This command will create Sampledata.php model class file in app directory. In this file we have to define table column name which you can find below.


<?php

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Sampledata extends Model
{
    protected $fillable = ['first_name', 'last_name', 'gender'];
}

?>


5. Install Livewire Package


Now we have come on to the main part, how can we install Livewire package in Laravel 7 framework. So it is very easy, you have to just go to command prompt and write following command.


composer require livewire/livewire


This command will download Livewire package in Laravel 7 framework application and now we can use Livewire package in Laravel framework.

6. Create Livewire Component


For create livewire component in Laravel framework you should go to command prompt and run following command.


php artisan make:livewire posts


Above command will create two file in your project. One file at app/Http/Livewire/Posts.php and other file at resources/views/livewire/posts.blade.php. First file will use for back-end operation and second file will used for front-end operation for create CRUD application.

app/Http/Livewire/Posts.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Livewire;

use Livewire\Component;

use App\Sampledata;

class Posts extends Component
{
	public $sampledata, $first_name, $last_name, $gender, $data_id;

    public function render()
    {
    	$this->sampledata = Sampledata::all();
    	
        return view('livewire.posts');
    }

    public function resetInputFields()
    {
    	$this->first_name = '';
    	$this->last_name = '';
    	$this->gender = '';
    }

    public function store()
    {
    	$validation = $this->validate([
    		'first_name'		=>	'required',
    		'last_name'			=>	'required',
    		'gender'			=>	'required'
    	]);

    	Sampledata::create($validation);

    	session()->flash('message', 'Data Created Successfully.');

    	$this->resetInputFields();

    	$this->emit('userStore');
    }

    public function edit($id)
    {
        $data = Sampledata::findOrFail($id);
        $this->data_id = $id;
        $this->first_name = $data->first_name;
        $this->last_name = $data->last_name;
        $this->gender = $data->gender;
    }

    public function update()
    {
        $validate = $this->validate([
            'first_name'    =>  'required',
            'last_name'     =>  'required',
            'gender'        =>  'required'
        ]);

        $data = Sampledata::find($this->data_id);

        $data->update([
            'first_name'       =>   $this->first_name,
            'last_name'         =>  $this->last_name,
            'gender'            =>  $this->gender
        ]);

        session()->flash('message', 'Data Updated Successfully.');

        $this->resetInputFields();

        $this->emit('userStore');
    }

    public function delete($id)
    {
        Sampledata::find($id)->delete();
        session()->flash('message', 'Data Deleted Successfully.');
    }
}




resources/views/livewire/posts.blade.php

<div>
    @if(session()->has('message'))
        <div class="alert alert-success">{{ session('message') }}</div>
    @endif
    @include('livewire.create')

    @include('livewire.update')
    <br />
    <table class="table table-bordered table-striped">
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th>First Name</th>
                <th>Last Name</th>
                <th>Gender</th>
                <th>Action</th>
            </tr>
        </thead>

        <tbody>
        	@foreach($sampledata as $data)
        	<tr>	
        		<td>{{ $data->first_name }}</td>
        		<td>{{ $data->last_name }}</td>
        		<td>{{ $data->gender }}</td>
        		<td>
                    <button data-toggle="modal" data-target="#updateModal" class="btn btn-primary btn-sm" wire:click="edit({{ $data->id }})">Edit</button>
                    <button wire:click="delete({{ $data->id }})" class="btn btn-danger btn-sm">Delete</button>
                </td>
        	</tr>
        	@endforeach
        </tbody>

    </table>
</div>




resources/views/welcome.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">

        <title>Laravel 7 CRUD App using Livewire</title>
        <link href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.0/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <!-- Fonts -->
        <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:200,600" rel="stylesheet">
        <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.slim.min.js" integrity="sha384-DfXdz2htPH0lsSSs5nCTpuj/zy4C+OGpamoFVy38MVBnE+IbbVYUew+OrCXaRkfj" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
        <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/popper.js@1.16.1/dist/umd/popper.min.js" integrity="sha384-9/reFTGAW83EW2RDu2S0VKaIzap3H66lZH81PoYlFhbGU+6BZp6G7niu735Sk7lN" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
        <script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-B4gt1jrGC7Jh4AgTPSdUtOBvfO8shuf57BaghqFfPlYxofvL8/KUEfYiJOMMV+rV" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

        @livewireStyles

    </head>
    <body>
        
        <br />
        <br />
        <div class="container">
            <div class="row justify-content-center">
                <div class="col-md-12">
                    <div class="card">
                        <div class="card-header">
                            <h2>Laravel 7 CRUD App using Livewire</h2>
                        </div>
                        <div class="card-body">
                            
                            @livewire('posts')
                        </div>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
        
        @livewireScripts

        <script type="text/javascript">

        window.livewire.on('userStore', () => {
            $('#createModal').modal('hide');
            $('#updateModal').modal('hide');
        });

        </script>
        
    </body>
</html>




resources/views/livewire/create.blade.php

<div align="right">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-success" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#createModal">Create</button>
</div>

<div wire:ignore.self id="createModal" class="modal fade" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="createModalLabel" aria-hidden="true">
    <div class="modal-dialog" role="document">
        <div class="modal-content">
            <div class="modal-header">
                <h5 class="modal-title" id="createModalLabel">Add Data</h5>
                <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close">
                     <span aria-hidden="true close-btn">×</span>
                </button>
            </div>
            <div class="modal-body">
                <form>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput1">First Name</label>
                        <input type="text" id="exampleFormControlInput1" class="form-control"  placeholder="Enter First Name" wire:model="first_name" />
                        @error('first_name')
                        <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput2">Last Name</label>
                        <input type="text" id="exampleFormControlInput2" class="form-control" placeholder="Enter Last Name" wire:model="last_name" />
                        @error('last_name')<span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput3">Gender</label>
                        <select class="form-control" id="exampleFormControlInput3" wire:model="gender">
                            <option value="">Select</option>
                            <option value="Male">Male</option>
                            <option value="Female">Female</option>
                        </select>
                        @error('gender')<span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <button wire:click.prevent="store()" class="btn btn-success">Save</button>
                    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary close-btn" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>
                </form>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>


resources/views/livewire/update.blade.php

<div wire:ignore.self id="updateModal" class="modal fade" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="createModalLabel" aria-hidden="true">
    <div class="modal-dialog" role="document">
        <div class="modal-content">
            <div class="modal-header">
                <h5 class="modal-title" id="createModalLabel">Edit Data</h5>
                <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close">
                     <span aria-hidden="true close-btn">×</span>
                </button>
            </div>
            <div class="modal-body">
                <form>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput1">First Name</label>
                        <input type="text" id="exampleFormControlInput1" class="form-control"  placeholder="Enter First Name" wire:model="first_name" />
                        @error('first_name')
                        <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput2">Last Name</label>
                        <input type="text" id="exampleFormControlInput2" class="form-control" placeholder="Enter Last Name" wire:model="last_name" />
                        @error('last_name')<span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="exampleFormControlInput3">Gender</label>
                        <select class="form-control" id="exampleFormControlInput3" wire:model="gender">
                            <option value="">Select</option>
                            <option value="Male">Male</option>
                            <option value="Female">Female</option>
                        </select>
                        @error('gender')<span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>
                    <button wire:click.prevent="update()" class="btn btn-dark">Update</button>
                    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary close-btn" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>
                </form>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>


7. Run Laravel 7 Application


At the end of the steps, we have to run Laravep application. So for run Laravel application, first we should go to command prompt terminal and write following command.


php artisan serve


This command will start Laravel server and provide you a base url of your Laravel application, which you can find below.


http://127.0.0.1:8000/

So, you may go to browser and paste above base url and you can run above Laravel 7 Crud application which has been made by using Livewire package.


Thursday, 27 August 2020

A Beginner’s Guide on What Laravel Can Do


So over time, you must have heard about Laravel. Maybe now you are considering learning it but don’t know where exactly to start. Well, no need to feed into the confusion as this guide takes you on a beginner-friendly journey through Laravel and its wonders.

Designed by Taylor Otwell, it has been nine years since its inception, and Laravel still stands out as the most popular, free, open-source, and robust server scripting PHP web framework. Its creation was intended to support the development of web applications that follow that Model View Controller architectural pattern.

A Beginner’s Quick Start Guide to Laravel and Its Applications


Let’s take a look at some of the key attributes about Laravel that makes it the framework of choice for many known applications.

Why Is Laravel Used, Its Features and Tools


Laravel is an immense package of built-in features and tools that makes developing web apps a more efficient process. These features and tools are widely regarded for making Laravel a widely used framework by web developers:



1. Composer


Composer is Laravel’s built-in tool that comprises of all the libraries and dependencies. It allows the developer to create a project as per Laravel’s framework installations.

2. Artisan


Artisan is a command-line interface (CLI) that comes with various pre-built sets of commands to assist in developing web applications.

3. Modularity


It is a modular packaging system that allows dependency management. Laravel offers 20 such modules that help in enhancing the application. It means that the developer can add functionalities to the Laravel app without writing it from scratch.

4. Testability


The testability features help in testing through the numerous test cases. It allows the developer to maintain the code as per the requirement.

5. Routing


This is Laravel’s approach to flexibility for the developer to define routes in a web application clearly. Routing enables the developer to scale the application better and enhance its overall performance.

6. Configuration Management


Any developer would know that a web application designed on Laravel will be optimized to run in many different environments. This means that a constant change of configuration would be required to keep the process streamlined. Laravel carries a consistent management system to handle the change of configuration efficiently.

7. Authentication System


User authentication is a common feature when it comes to web applications. Hence, Laravel has a complete authentication system. It eases the process of designing authentication with its features like register, forgot password, and sending password reminders.





Aims and accessibilities


There is no denying that Laravel, with its expandable tools and features, allows the web application to become more scalable. Considerable time is saved in designing the interface as Laravel adapts to reusable components of other frameworks. It increases the developer’s accessibility as it includes namespaces helping to organize and manage the said resources.

Is it a frontend or backend framework?


One of the most commonly asked questions about Laravel is that if it is a front end framework of backend. The most precise answer to this question is that it is the backend. The reason behind it is that Laravel works as a server-side PHP framework.

The main functionality it enables is of building full-stack apps. These apps require a backend framework to provide the user with features like accounts, order management, exports, etc.

How easy is it to learn Laravel?


So after learning and getting all their questions answered, people usually do end up at this point where they directly just want to know a minimal yes/no direct answer. The answer to if Laravel is easy to learn is not that of yes or no. It depends on the fact that if you are already familiar with the PHP framework, then Laravel is a very short learning curve that you’ll get through easily.

Therefore, it is recommended that you practice your knowledge of generalized PHP frameworks and then move over to the advanced domain that is Laravel.

Applications built on Laravel


Now that you are well aware of what exactly is Laravel, what it does, and how easy it can be to learn, let’s take a look at some of the most popular open-source projects that use Laravel. From music streaming servers and content management systems to API generator tools and all types of forums, Laravel has a wide range of projects to its name.

  • Koel: A personal audio streaming application that uses Laravel on the server-side.
  • Invoice Ninja: Allows the user to create real-time invoices, tasks, projects, and even customize them with your own business logo.
  • Council: An open-source forum built on Laravel.
  • Canvas: A simple yet powerful blog publishing platform.
  • Bookstack: It is a simple and free wiki software that is a self-hosted, easy-to-use platform for storing information and organizing data.

Bottom Line


All in all, developers know that there is no shortcut to learning programming, code, and frameworks. However, while you are at it, there are plenty of ways to make it worthwhile—no need to push yourself to become a Laravel tech expert overnight.

Start by experimenting with features that are familiar and speak to your current requirement. Soon you’ll be immersed deep within the applications that Laravel has to offer. Cheers!


Author

Author Bio


Liza Brooke is an experienced Web Developer who has been working for three years at Crowd Writer as Technical Blogger, an excellent platform to get essay help UK. Her own experience of working with Laravel has made her an expert in the domain. She loves to cook healthy meals.




Difference Between PHP and WordPress for Web Developing


A brief understanding of what WordPress and PHP is:-

So basically WordPress is an open-source content management system abbreviated as CMS which is combined with MySQL database and written in PHP. It is completely free of cost.

Content Management System helps us in growing content and the layout of your website with an interface that is user friendly. One can make the ability and functions of their website by pairing it with most Content Management platforms.

You can use more functions and features in WordPress by using plugins and themes.

There are a number of free and premium plugins available to the user which gives a lot of features. There are always regular updates to these features with the support that works round the clock. WordPress helps to build unique websites and applications without any prior technical caliber.

Its user-friendly attributes help the users to rely on them and work in the best way to meet their goals. WordPress has the caliber to not only create an enterprise-level website but also helping websites comprising huge databases.

Now understanding the PHP framework might get a little tricky since you need a tad bit of knowledge on coding. So in plain words, PHP is a programming language that enables us to create websites using various applications and tools available to us. PHP serves as a powerhouse to WordPress in the creation of websites, while 'framework' can be stated as a template with in-built useful functions.

PHP lays down the foundation for designing and developing websites by giving the users all the necessary functions in hand. It is of utmost importance to have prior knowledge of coding before delving deep into creating a website using PHP.

Few points that will throw light on the difference between WordPress and PHP are:-



1) Plugins


Plugins help us to get new features in the blink of an eye, you have a lot of options to choose from while developers prefer plugins which are free of cost, as it helps on cost minimization. When you talk about PHP you need someone with thorough knowledge on coding to assist you or help create one.

On the other hand, WordPress comes with more than 30,000 plugins to select from. Basically, plugins help to create websites that run smoother and faster. There are few plugins like BuddyPress which gives you an excellent set of components for social media and helps in supplementing community elements to their websites by the assistance of profile fields, activity stream, etc.




2) Search Engine Optimization and Security


One of the most important things you have to care about while developing a website is making sure your website is search engine optimized so that when someone searches for your website it ranks at the top thus improves inbound marketing strategy. There is no better platform than WordPress which has more keywords and most websites all over the world are WordPress and SEO plays a big role in the application of WordPress to help your business grow at a wider scale and also helps you inculcate crm strategy by keeping track of interactions between the user and the website. However, on the other hand, you need a good knowledge of coding beforehand to apply SEO tools in PHP.

All websites can be hacked but you can keep your website safe by using WordPress as it is amazing for security purposes as it always keeps your plugins and sites updated. It also allows you to install plugins to provide you with an extra layer of security like Wordfence Security.

You can customize your PHP website with a help of a web development organization to secure your website, but it totally depends on learning because if an individual creates a bad quality PHP site then your website will be prone to malware and hackers.

3) Cost-Effectiveness



One of the most important factors one has to think about while developing a website is the budget you have. If you have restrictions on your budget and don't intend to spend big on developing and maintaining your website, you should always go for WordPress since it is cost-effective.

As WordPress is a content management system, you can easily create a website as it is much cheaper with respect to PHP. The time you need to devote and the money you will spend is quite minimal.

4) Email list


Inclusion of an email list is a big part of starting a business, and email marketing companies is something you need to inculcate to grow and market your business in a wide WordPress makes it easier to set this up as you just have to have attached a newsletter plug-in to help you send emails.

However, with a custom PHP framework, this basic task can't turn a really complicated job. When we jot down all the points about maintaining a website, we find how a custom PHO can beat the success of your website.

5) Flexibility


WordPress goes big when you talk about its flexibility. If someone is looking forward to making a website that needs to regularly modify the content, the overall appearance, and the layout. You should go for WordPress.

It is simpler to do on a WordPress site over a PHP website as WordPress is more versatile and all the features it has to create a dynamic website.

6) Productivity & Updates



When you talk about Productivity, WordPress scores more and PHP while on other hand offers less Productivity but it makes sure you get fast processing speed to work for your website.

One of the best things about using WordPress is you don't need any prior knowledge of coding as it doesn't require HTML(HyperText Mark-up Language). Hence uploading images and posts in your blog is very simple to do along with the modification of your content. However, you need a good knowledge of coding before going with PHP as you require to write codes, and uploading and modifying your posts can be a little time-consuming.

PHP, on the other hand, requires writing some codes. Thus, uploading and editing requires technical knowledge and can be time-consuming.




Author's Bio:

Myself Gaurav Saraswat and I serve as an Seo executive at leading WordPress Development Company Techno Softwares, In which we focus on inbound marketing strategy. Also, I’m a content writer.




5 Daily Habits Of Successful Web Developers You Should Follow


If you are starting your journey into web development, you will probably learn all the technical skills needed to succeed. This is great. However, to become a truly successful web developer, you should form essential daily habits for success.

This article will cover web development tips on the daily habits web developers use to become successful.

Five daily habits every web developer should follow for success.

1) Learn constantly, improve continually


Tech is a fast-growing industry and an even faster-changing field. This means that as a website developer, you have to stay abreast of all the new introduction into the area, latest trends, and commonplace practice.

By forming a daily learning habit, you position yourself to stay ahead of the curve.

Some tips to staying up to date with the tech industry are;

  • Follow popular tech websites and blogs for all your up-to-date news—blogs like smashing magazine, mashable, hacker news, Sitepoint, etc. Most of these sites have professional writers from review websites like Online Writers Rating or Best Writers Online, creating content for them, so you know you can trust their content.
  • Daily networking with people in the industry can give you some insight into what's going on.
  • Visit open-source platforms like github, angular, etc. for all the new and exciting information you might need.




2) Practice daily time management



As a web developer, you might find yourself spending tons of time working on your code. Projects will keep on coming, with set deadlines. This can be a stressful and chaotic thing to manage. To become a successful web developer, you need to learn how to prioritize your tasks and adequately manage your time.

Here are a few ways to do this:

  • Create a to-do list: Before you start working every day, create a do-to list of all the things you hope to accomplish.
  • Use the 80/20 rule: With the 80/20 rule, you can find those daily habits you have that eat away on your time and do away with them. By using the 80/20 rule, you have time to focus on things that bring you the most value in your work, thus putting you in the league of successful web developers.
  • Set reminders: Setting reminders for tasks you want to finish at certain times in the week is like putting mini-deadlines for yourself. By setting reminders for your task, you ensure that you don't forget anything you are supposed to focus on. This will help you create the efficiency you need to become a successful web developer.

3) Consistency is key


Another habit successful web developers have is consistency. While every habit on our list is essential, this is probably one of the most critical habits for web development success.

Simply because staying consistent with your daily and monthly goals can help you attain the results you want.

Consistency is not an easy habit to build, however, but we have some tips that could help you in creating this habit;

  • Narrow down your monthly goals into weekly goals and daily goals. Setting smaller goals from your larger goals makes you condition your mind to get through your work without procrastinating.
  • Focus on the short term goals, and try not to get caught up in the long term goals.
  • Try to focus on the incremental daily improvement you make along your web development journey. This will help you stay motivated for your cause.

4) Take time off work


Another one of our web development tips is to take time off from work daily. It is so easy for a programmer to spend hours sitting down and coding. But, this isn't good for your health, and it certainly not good for your productivity.

If you want to be one of the successful web developers, you have to find a way to take time off work daily. Use your lunch break, walk around, spend time doing something you enjoy doing, and spend time with your family.

Some other reasons why you should take daily breaks from work are:

  • Taking time off work can give you a fresh set of eyes when you return to your tasks.
  • Daily time off can also give you some motivation you might need to remain consistent in your course.

5) They build organizational habits.


Some of the best web developers build daily organizational habits. Learning how to organize your work is essential in your web development career because it helps you arrange your code effectively for success.

Organizing your code is important because it ensures your code is reusable and understandable by others.

Reusable and refactorable code is one important aspect of web development. It will help you achieve your tasks easier and faster.

In conclusion


All the tips shared in this article are essential web development tips for success. However, these tips are in no way steps to becoming a web developer. But follow these daily habits to become successful in your web development journey.

Author Bio:


Frank Hamilton is a blogger and translator from Manchester. He is a professional writing expert in such topics as blogging, digital marketing and self-education. He also loves traveling and speaks Spanish, French, German and English.