I'm writing an eBook: Implementing Laravel

I'm writing an eBook called Implementing Laravel. It will be for bridging the gap between knowing how to use Laravel and knowing how to implement Laravel using SOLID principles in practices.

Extending the Request and Response class in Laravel 4

There has been some confusion about how to extend the Illuminate Request and/or the Response classes. Because of their importance in handling HTTP requests, these two classes are handled slightly differently than normal classes. I will go over how to extend them and then I will show you a method which favors composition over inheritance.

Handling Proxies in Laravel 4

When your Laravel web app is behind a load balancer, reverse-proxy or other intermediary, you don't get the correct user IP address reported to you. This will cover how to retrieve the correct client IP address in those situations.

The 'Best Way' to Setup Laravel 4

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.

Error Handling with Content Negotiation

In looking to build a RESTful API, an important consideration is how to handle errors. Most errors are displayed to users in HTML, as these are web applications. However, API's need some special care.