This will go over getting an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server up and running for production use using Nginx instead of Apache. This does not pretend to be an exhaustive resource, particularly around security. This is Laravel friendly.
A growing list of Vim tricks as I learn them.
The most powerful cache isn't necessarily the one you install on your application server. Here are the different kinds of caching available and what they mean for your web application.
Facades are great for making your packages easy to use by other developers. Learn how to create and implement your own Facades.
This will go over getting an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server up and running for production use. Note: This does not pretend to be an exhaustive resource, particularly around security. Additionally, if your environment is more complex (Separate DB servers, servers across data-centers, different access levels, etc), then your setup can and will vary.
A reading list for learning about ETags.
This will review solving the "Lost Update" problem with ETags within a Laravel 4 RESTful API. This builds off of previous ETag related articles.
There are many articles describing what a
Hypermedia API is. Many have a lot of jargon and cover a lot of topics. This one does neither. Learn what a Hypermedia API is on a basic level.
This 2010 video of Jon Moore's talk is extremely good for connecting the dots on just what a Hypermedia API is and might look like.
There are a few guides out there which help you install Laravel 4 in a way that let you pull in updates to the skeleton app in addition to the composer-based libraries. I think this is the best, quickest way.