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.
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.
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 ! 🚀
Battle Ready Laravel comes with over 220 pages of useful tips, tricks, and guides.
The book comes with over $195 worth of discounts for Flare, Oh Dear, StyleCI, and Laravel Security in Depth.
The content is split into 4 distinct sections: Auditing, Testing, Fixing, and Improving.
The book comes in both light mode and dark mode.
Packed with actionable advice that you can start using right away.
Full of real-life examples to help understand how to improve your code.
Explore and look at the different automated tools that you can use to audit your app, including: Larastan, PHPInsights, and Enlightn
Learn different approaches that you can take to manually audit your app to find slow, insecure or unmaintainable code that can be improved
Learn how to find weak spots in your Laravel apps that do not have enough test coverage
Learn how to prioritise your testing and write tests that cover the mission-critical parts of your code.
Learn about how you can use automated tooling in your application to catch bugs early.
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.
Learn how to use your new test suite to update your code and remove bugs
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
Look at the different ways that you can fix the security holes spotted during your audit and testing
Learn how to use best-practices to improve your code and make it more testable, maintainable and readable.
Explore different ways that you can remove technical debt from your codebase to improve the code you will write in the future.
Learn how to use clean-code principles to improve the code you write in the future.
Battle Ready Laravel will come with up to $195 USD worth of discount codes* for you to use!
Thanks to the generosity of Spatie, StyleCI and Laravel Security In Depth, if you purchase Battle Ready Laravel will get limited-edition discount codes for using with Flare, OhDear, StyleCI, and Laravel Security In Depth!
The book will include a €5 EUR discount for the first 3 months of new OhDear subscriptions.
The book will include a €10 EUR discount for the first 3 months of new Flare subscriptions.
The book will include a 20% discount for the first payment of new "Startup" or "Premium" StyleCI subscriptions.
The book will include a 25% discount for 1 year of new Laravel Security In Depth subscriptions.
* - Based on the exchange rates at the time of writing this (27th June 2022). The actual value may be different when redeeming the discount codes.
Sections & Chapters Covered
The book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to audit, test and improve their Laravel applications.
Tips & Tricks
Ash Allen 🚀
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 the book and my previous work
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.
What a read... Whether you're a junior developer or a senior developer, anyone that reads Battle Ready Laravel will learn something new .
Battle Ready Laravel is a great source for strengthening your application . As a lookup or read, it's a comprehensive guide to worry-free development .
I had the pleasure of reading through Ash's Battle Ready Laravel eBook. As a Laravel Developer, one who considers himself to be intermediate to advanced, I have learnt so much more in this eBook than I've learnt by any other means. The explanations are easy to understand , the code samples are fluent and more importantly, it shows techniques and methods I never knew existed . An absolute asset to my arsenal, I would highly recommend to anyone who is yet to explore testing in Laravel, as well as those who are well versed in it. Cannot wait for his next one, absolutely well worth the price!
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.
It's clear Ash has poured years of experience into Battle Ready Laravel. It's full of great tips and recommendations that every Laravel developer really needs to know. My personal favourite is the auditing chapter, which is a topic I wish more developers would pay attention to! So if you're looking to improve your dev skills (and even if you're not) you really need to grab a copy!
If you’re gearing up for a launch, or you are about to dive into the challenging world of code auditing, then be sure to have Battle Ready Laravel at your side. Following its clear, comprehensive, and well-written content will leave you feeling so much more confident about your apps .
This book is a great addition to the Laravel family. I've never seen any Laravel book as in-depth as Ash goes with Battle Ready laravel. Whatever your current developer level, if you are looking to improve your Laravel app , then this book is strongly recommendable.
This is a complete guide that can help a middle level Laravel developer transition into a senior effectively.
I'd definitely recommend your content. I'm reading a lot of it and find it really valuable .
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.
It's a shame this book is focused on Laravel, as the concepts and tips would benefit any developer using any framework ! After reading this, you won't be just battle-ready; you'll win!
Ash conveys copious experience in this book to show you what you need to know to make your Laravel applications robust, professional, and maintainable. After reading this book, I better understand many concepts that will make me a much more confident and capable Laravel developer .
Ash brings together a wealth of personal knowledge and experience for auditing and maintaining Laravel apps . As a seasoned developer, I wondered how much I’d learn. A lot! This should be required reading for anyone building or maintaining modern web apps.
The book has a plethora of great advice and snippets that have really helped me already not only in my current projects - where I can instantly implement some tips , but also for future ones where I can start from a stronger base. Highly recommend
I am looking forward to your latest book and I’m volunteering as proof reader.
Saif ur rehman Awan@awannsaif
I find your content (blogs) very informative .
At the moment, the book is only available as a PDF. If there's enough interest, I may consider releasing ePub and MOBI version in the future.
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