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Laravel Application Development Cookbook

By : Terry Matula
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Laravel Application Development Cookbook

By: Terry Matula

Overview of this book

When creating a web application, there are many PHP frameworks from which to choose. Some are very easy to set up, and some have a much steeper learning curve. Laravel offers both paths. You can do a quick installation and have your app up-and-running in no time, or you can use Laravel's extensibility to create an advanced and fully-featured app.Laravel Application Development Cookbook provides you with working code examples for many of the common problems that web developers face. In the process, it will also allow both new and existing Laravel users to expand their knowledge of the framework.This book will walk you through all aspects of Laravel development. It begins with basic set up and installation procedures, and continues through more advanced use cases. You will also learn about all the helpful features that Laravel provides to make your development quick and easy. For more advanced needs, you will also see how to utilize Laravel's authentication features and how to create a RESTful API.In the Laravel Application Development Cookbook, you will learn everything you need to know about a great PHP framework, with working code that will get you up-and-running in no time.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Laravel Application Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Adding a honey pot to a form

A sad reality of the Web is that there are "spam bots" that search the web and look for forms to submit spam to. One way to help combat this is to use a technique called a honey pot. In this recipe, we'll create a custom validation to check for spam submissions.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we just need a standard Laravel installation.

How to do it...

To complete this recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Create a route in routes.php to hold our form:

    Route::get('myform', function()
        return View::make('myapp');
  2. Create a view in our app/view directory named as myform.php and add the form:

    <h1>User Info</h1>
    <?php $messages =  $errors->all('<p style ="color:red">:message</p>') ?>
    foreach ($messages as $msg)
        echo $msg;
    <?= Form::open() ?>
    <?= Form::label('email', 'Email') ?>
    <?= Form::text('email', Input::old('email')) ?>
    <?= Form::label('username', 'Username') ?>
    <?= Form::text...