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NetTuts.com: Building Web Applications from Scratch with Laravel

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 20 June 2012.
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On the NetTuts.com site there's a new tutorial introducing you to one of the relatively new players to the PHP framework scene - Laravel. In this article you'll see how to set up and create a basic Laravel app - a simple social app for sharing photos.

In this Nettuts+ mini-series, we'll build a web application from scratch, while diving into a great new PHP framework that's rapidly picking up steam, called Laravel - a simple and elegant PHP 5.3 framework. First up, we'll learn more about Laravel, and why it's such a great choice for your next PHP-based web application.

They briefly introduce the framework and talk about some of the things that it offers for the PHP 5.3 users out there (including the use of packages called Bundles, the built-in ORM, migration and Redis support). They start you off on the road to building the sample application with instructions on downloading, configuring and creating the first controllers, templated views (with Blade) and a bit on asset management.