How To Become a Good Laravel WordPress Developer!

I am learning laravel everyday of the week and after the weekend i forget most of the stuff. 2-3 weeks passed by i have to go back where i was a month earlier to make the revision and then same is happening later on again. Can anyone suggest me a way so that i can be fluent in laravel. if anyone know about any free lara-porject where i can try to make a little things, that is also be a good advice( since it will help me to be in touch with laravel all the time).

WORDPRESS VS LARAVEL

When developers propose a modern MVC framework (such as Laravel) over a CMS (such as WordPress), non-tech stakeholders are sometimes not so sure whether it is the right choice. Prebuilt CMS might seem a money/time saver and a more obvious tool to accomplish their business tasks. However, when is it really better to use a CMS rather than a typical modern framework? Let’s look at an example of WordPress as the most widely-used CMS.

ADVANTAGES OF WORDPRESS

In fact, there exists just one case where using WordPress is deemed a good business decision: if it meets the software requirement specification of a given web project.

Generally speaking, WordPress is usually the no.1 choice if:

  • The project falls under the category of content-based portals such as blogs/newspapers.
  • The market has available WordPress plugins with the necessary quality/security and functionality to suit software requirements.
  • The founder of the startup wants to test the market and to create the first version of the website fast/cheap with a stripped-down functionality. In this case, WordPress can be useful as a prototype and platform for a minimal viable product.

Some non-tech managers believe WordPress is better than any frameworks because WordPress as a pre-built CMS has a great admin panel (user-friendly interface), so each non-tech staff member can update website without developers. The truth is that if it’s necessary to have a WordPress-like admin panel, then it will be developed easily with framework. It is also not a problem to find a Laravel developer – the market is quite wide.

As Jake Goldman, WordPress fun, the owner of WordPress-centric digital agency 10up (California), puts in his blog: “Pushing WordPress to a client in the face of clearly better suited alternative is, from my perspective, tantamount to professional malpractice.”

 

How to be a good laravel developer ?

I am learning laravel everyday of the week and after the weekend i forget most of the stuff. 2-3 weeks passed by i have to go back where i was a month earlier to make the revision and then same is happening later on again. Can anyone suggest me a way so that i can be fluent in laravel. if anyone know about any free lara-porject where i can try to make a little things, that is also be a good advice( since it will help me to be in touch with laravel all the time).

Well that is the one million dollar question, “how to be a good developer?”

The best way to learn is by doing. Start small and simple. Make for example a simple blog in Laravel. Also it’s good to watch the videos here at Laracasts. They give you inside on how the framework is put together.

I would also recommend you to use an IDE like phpstorm. You can then click through all the functions and classes and see what they are doing.

From a self-taught programmers perspective:

  1. Learn the basics HTML/CSS and jQuery. Make a few static web sites, mix in twitter bootstrap and make some more.
  2. Learn the basics of PHP and object oriented programming. Use codecademy.com to run through them for example.
  3. Build some basic stuff with laravel, do all the tutorials on this site. Do not just watch them – DO them.
  4. Find a passion project to build
  5. Ask for help when you get stuck

@AucT I don’t use WordPress. Laravel I mainly use for medium to small websites, as I mentioned before on this forum if you were writing something very large don’t listen to me rather go to CH Robinson, JB Hunt, Landstar and large trucking companies like that and see what they use. That would be the thing to learn.
I am retired now and only maintain a couple web sites I chose PHP because it’s so easy to find shared hosting as one of those sites is a non-profit. Even though Java Technologies was my first web Technologies, I haven’t used them in a while.
I do know that PHP has come a long way in the last decade, a decade ago you would probably not want to touch PHP for real large application, but today it’s right up there with asp.net and Java Technologies.

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