Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Learning Laravel 4.
I'm very happy to announce that any member of Lynda.com has access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Naturally, the information in this course is ultimately intended to be applied to your own webpages. However, you may find it helpful to work with the supplied exercise files to practice the steps safely and without creating your own examples. To begin using the files from the site, download them, extract them, and then store those files in a convenient location, such as your desktop.
The exercise files folder is organized by chapter. The chapters are broken down into individual lessons. Within the lesson folders, there can be a series of items. Typically, one or more PHP pages, but it may also include some CSS, images, code fragments, or other assets. Altogether they make up the practice file for that lesson. For many lessons you'll also find a folder named final, which contains the completed lesson file.
You're free to explore this at your leisure. You can either follow the whole course chapter by chapter or jump in at any point. If you'd rather not use the exercise files, you can definitely follow along with your own assets.
- Installing Laravel
- Handling testing
- Establishing an HTML view
- Connecting to a database
- Enabling version control
- Setting up-and-running unit tests