But developers nowadays often use open source frameworks like Laravel. This is by far the most comprehensive framework for PHP development and guaranteed to help you create your own apps, land a job in the industry, or a mix of both!
To get you started with Laravel we’ve compiled the best free video tutorials available on YouTube. They cover a variety of topics on the Laravel environment and will get you up and run in no time.
1. Laravel From Scratch (Multipart)
The Laravel From Scratch series created by Traversy Media is part of their YouTube tutorial library full of great tech and programming videos.
This specific series breaks into multiple parts with part one spanning about 17 minutes long.
It offers a very simple introduction to the topic of Laravel programming and it’s one of the best videos on this topic. You’ll learn about MVC and how Laravel can help with database management, routing, and many similar features.
Give this a shot and see what you think. After 10-15 minutes you’ll know if you want to continue the series or not.
Create A Basic Laravel Website
Diving right into the more practical side we have this video spanning well over an hour of quality instruction.
You’ll learn how to install and develop a very simple website running on Laravel. It’s a complete guide for absolute newbies who have never launched or even looked at Laravel before.
Note it does help if you already have a good working knowledge of PHP but you don’t need to be an expert. So long as you understand variables, if/else statements and function syntax you should be OK.
OOP and classes can get tricky but you can learn that stuff as you go.
How to Build a Blog with Laravel
I’m a big fan of practice projects when learning new frameworks.
Practice projects force you to pick up the fundamentals, solve problems, and learn as you go along.
That’s why you should definitely save this video series teaching you how to develop an entire blogging platform from scratch on Laravel.
Let it be known this is no easy task. It requires a lot of attention to detail, but it’s also one of the best ways to bring yourself from a novice Laravel coder to a truly competent programmer.
So far this video series totals 47 videos which average between 10-30 minutes long. It’ll take you a while to get through this playlist.
Bootstrap 4 and Laravel 5.5
In the past, we’ve shared guides on Bootstrap and none of them compares to the detailed instruction of this video.
It’s a full 20 minutes teaching you how to work with the newer Bootstrap 4 framework on the frontend, mixed with a Laravel 5.5 setup on the backend.
This is probably one of the more popular choices for a technology stack on the web. Especially for building quick PHP apps without reinventing the wheel.
Anyone who’s new to Bootstrap (and wants to learn) will really like this video. Plus you’ll find quite a few more like this in the suggestions pane.
Laravel 5.5 API
In Laravel 5.5 the team updated their API resources with a bunch of handy endpoints for developers. And in this video, you can dig into the newer API along with some of the classic features that beginners may not know about.
The entire tutorial works around dummy data so it’s a great way to practice your coding knowledge without any worry about the content.
Best of all the tutorial code has been released on GitHub making it fully accessible to anyone for free.
Referenced by JAKE ROCHELEAU