Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Prerequisites for the course, part of Learning Laravel 4 (2014).
To follow along with this course, requirements are pretty straight forward. From a tools perspective, you'll need a code editor and a number of browsers for testing. You can use which ever code editor you prefer. I'm gonna be working with Aptana on the Mac a free editor for both Mac and Windows. Most of our browser demonstration and testing will be using pretty current versions of standard base browsers, like Google Chrome. And of course, you'll need an internet connection. Well, that's it for tools. From a knowledge perspective, you should be familiar with PHP at an intermediate level, as well as have a working knowledge of both HTML and CSS.
I'll walk through any advance code we use, block by block, so you can can understand what's going on under the hood. Like any other course designed to get you up and running this one is just a launch pad. So the absolute best thing you can bring to this course if your imagination and desire to make your own projects a reality.
- Installing Laravel
- Handling testing
- Establishing an HTML view
- Connecting to a database
- Enabling version control
- Setting up-and-running unit tests