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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

Retrieving and updating user info after logging in

After a user is logged in, we will need to get the information we have about him/her. In this recipe, we'll see how to get that information.

Getting ready

We will be using the code created in the Setting up and configuring the Auth library and Creating an authentication system recipes as the basis for this recipe.

How to do it...

To complete this recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Update the profile route with this code:

    Route::get('profile', function()
        if (Auth::check())
            return View::make('profile')->with('user',Auth::user());
            return Redirect::to('login')->with('login_error','You must login first.');
  2. Create our profile view in the app/views directory by creating a file named as profile.php:

    <?php echo Session::get('notify') ?  "<p style='color:
        green'>" . Session::get('notify') . "</p>" : "" ?>
    <h1>Welcome <?php echo $user->name ?></h1>