The latest edition of Easy Laravel 5 is available in beta format via EasyLaravelBook.com.
Easy Laravel 5 is veteran PHP developer and consultant W. Jason Gilmore's bestselling book on the popular Laravel framework. First released in early 2015, thousands of readers from around the globe have since purchased the book, and thanks to a lean publishing approach, was updated literally hundreds of times throughout 2015 and 2016.
After a hiatus away from the book while working on several enterprise Laravel projects, in recent months Jason has been hard at work bringing the book current for Laravel 5.5, and adding a great deal of new and revised material.
Head over to the book website to learn how to purchase the beta version from Gumroad and Leanpub. The price will increase as new material is added, so purchase now and you'll receive free book updates for life!
I'm W. Jason Gilmore, a software developer, consultant, and bestselling author. I've spent much of the past 17 years helping companies of all sizes build amazing technology solutions. Recent projects include an API for one of the world's highest volume robocall blockers, a SaaS for the interior design and architecture industries, an intranet application for a large South American farm, an e-commerce analytics application for a globally recognized publisher, and a 10,000+ product online store for the environmental services industry.
I'm the author of eight books, including the bestselling Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition, Easy E-Commerce Using Laravel and Stripe (with co-author and Laravel News founder Eric L. Barnes), and Easy Active Record for Rails Developers.
Over the years I've published more than 300 articles within popular publications such as Developer.com, JSMag, and Linux Magazine, and instructed hundreds of students in the United States and Europe. I'm also cofounder of the wildly popular CodeMash Conference, the largest multi-day developer event in the Midwest.
Away from the keyboard, I love playing with my children, thinking about chess, and having fun with DIY electronics.
Please e-mail me with your questions and comments at email@example.com.