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10. Introduction to PHP and Laravel

November 10, 2014

NES Controller

Keith and Dain talk about PHP, where it’s come from and how Laravel leveled the playing field with other language/framework pairs that have traditionally been better.

Also, NES, Myst and the Oregon Coast.

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  • Bob D'Errico November 11, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Great episode! I got started in learning Laravel about two weeks ago and am very excited about it. I also appreciate the CodeNewbie shoutout; I am a member of that community, and I actually found about this podcast through their community forums.

    I wanted to let you know that laracasts.com does have a selection of free video tutorials (no sign-up required). I have been working my way through the “Laravel from Scratch” tutorial (https://laracasts.com/series/laravel-from-scratch). All of those videos are free, and Jeffrey Way does a great job of explaining everything.

    Thanks again for producing this podcast. I discovered you guys after episode 7, and went and listened all the way back to number 1. I look forward to hearing more!

    • Keith Monaghan November 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Hey Bob, we appreciate the feedback about Laracasts. Thanks for listening!

  • Julian Feliciano November 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Hey guys, another great episode! I don’t do any PHP programming personally, but I can guarentee that the videos on laracasts.com are as good as it gets. Jeffrey Way is the creator and previously used to be the one in charge of Tuts+ for awhile. He has a knack for explaining complicated topics.

    I would love if the next episode dived into Node.js. I’ve been personally learning Rails, but it seems like there has been a push for using JavaScript as the full-stack language. Besides the MEAN stack (mongoDB, express, angular, node) it would be cool to hear about meteor.js.

    Again, thanks for the great podcasts!

    • Keith Monaghan November 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      I love hearing about people who are excellent at what they do. It sounds like Jeffrey has done great things for Laravel.

      There’s something elegant about using the same language for the full stack. It’s definitely appealing and JS isn’t going anywhere. I’m excited to talk about Node.js so we’ll probably discuss that next :)

      Thanks Julian!


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