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Battle Ready Laravel

A guide to auditing, testing, fixing, and improving your Laravel applications

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Suffering from Technical Debt?

Do you want to learn how to audit, test, fix and improve your Laravel web apps?

Battle Ready Laravel is your ultimate guide to creating bulletproof Laravel applications. You will learn how to improve the performance, maintainability and security of your Laravel projects. Battle Ready Laravel provides you with hands-on experience and starting points on how to audit, test, fix and improve your Laravel web apps.

It is a great resource for both experienced and inexperienced Laravel developers looking to improve their codebase and application’s quality.

What's Covered in the Book?

As a freelance web developer, I'm really lucky and I get the chance to work on a lot of exciting projects. The majority of the time, the projects that I work on are existing projects and I'm brought on board to help add extra functionality, remove technical debt, add test suites, and generally improve the maintainability of the system.

In this book, I'm going to take you through the exact same steps that I use when improving Laravel projects. You'll be given actionable advice and steps that you can use straight away in your own projects.

What Will I Learn?

We'll start by learning how to use automated tools and manual methods to audit the codebase and find weaknesses and areas to improve.

You'll then learn how to write tests that increase our confidence in our code and reliability for our end users.

You'll learn how to reduce (and hopefully remove!) technical debt and fix bugs. I'll also show the most common mistakes and errors that I see in Laravel apps and show you can avoid them yourself.

By the end of the book, you should feel like a more confident developer and have a better insight into how to manage your Laravel apps to keep them efficient, testable, and maintainable! 🚀

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Automated Tools

Explore and look at the different automated tools that you can use to audit your app, including: Larastan, PHPInsights, and Laravel Debugbar

Manual Auditing

Learn different approaches that you can take to manually audit your app to find slow, insecure or unmaintainable code that can be improved

Find Weak Spots

Learn how to find weak spots in your Laravel apps that do not have enough test coverage

Auditing chapter
Testing chapter


Add Critical Tests

Learn how to prioritise your testing and write tests that cover the mission-critical parts of your code.

Catch Bugs Early

Learn about how you can use automated tooling in your application to catch bugs early.

GitHub Actions

Explore how you can use GitHub Actions to add workflows to run your tests and reduce the chances of broken or unmaintainable code making it to production.



Fixing and Catching Bugs

Learn how to use your new test suite to update your code and remove bugs

Updating Dependencies

Explore different approaches that you can take to safely update your legacy system's dependencies, Laravel version and PHP version without breaking your existing code

Fixing Security Holes

Look at the different ways that you can fix the security holes spotted during your audit and testing

Fixing chapter
Improving chapter


Clean Up Existing Code

Learn how to use best-practices to improve your code and make it more testable, maintainable and readable.

Removing Technical Debt

Explore different ways that you can remove technical debt from your codebase to improve the code you will write in the future.

Secure Development Policy

Learn how to adopt a secure development policy to improve the security of your application

So, How Much Is It?

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Entire Book

The book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to audit, test and improve their Laravel applications.

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Tips & Tricks

  • Actionable Advice

  • Real-world Examples




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Ash Allen

Ash Allen 🚀

Web Developer

About the Author

Hey there! My name's Ash Allen! 👋

I'm a Laravel web developer from the UK.

I've worked with many companies from around the world to help build and improve Laravel applications that they can be proud of!

I wrote the "The Clean Coder's Guide to Laravel" which was downloaded more than 5k times, and I also have an active blog where I write about Laravel and PHP. I've also had articles published on the Laravel News and Honeybadger blogs.

I have several PHP packages (such as Short URL and Laravel Exchange Rates) which have been installed over 150k times. I also love working on other open-source projects and have contributed to the Laravel framework.

What people say about my previous work


Kev Choppin

Ashley is one of the most knowledgeable and active Laravel devs in the community. His contributions to the Laravel framework alone have added a lot of value and I personally can't wait to read his new book.

Christian Olear

I'd definitely recommend your content. I'm reading a lot of it and find it really valuable.

Ty Noryan

Ash has been responsible for several fantastic Laravel packages and blog posts. He has an innate ability to present complex concepts through clear and understandable examples. Make sure to follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his newsletter.

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I find your content (blogs) very informative.

Alex Wulf

I am looking forward to your latest book and I’m volunteering as proof reader.

Ganesh Ghalame

Your contents is really good, your last blog on interfaces was really nice. I’m using your package short-url, it's configurable and helpful, I'm looking forward to your book.

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