Laravel MVC Framework

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.

As of March 2015, Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks, together with Symfony2, Nette, CodeIgniter, Yii2 and other frameworks.

The source code of Laravel is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.

History

Taylor Otwell created Laravel as an attempt to provide a more advanced alternative to the CodeIgniter framework, which did not provide certain features such as built-in support for user authentication and authorization. Laravel’s first beta release was made available on June 9, 2011, followed by the Laravel 1 release later in the same month. Laravel 1 included built-in support for authentication, localisation, models, views, sessions, routing and other mechanisms, but lacked support for controllers that prevented it from being a true MVC framework.

Laravel 2 was released in September 2011, bringing various improvements from the author and community. Major new features included the support for controllers, which made Laravel 2 a fully MVC-compliant framework, built-in support for the inversion of control (IoC) principle, and a templating system called Blade. As a downside, support for third-party packages was removed in Laravel 2.

Laravel 3 was released in February 2012 with a set of new features including the command-line interface (CLI) named Artisan, built-in support for more database management systems, database migrations as a form of version control for database layouts, support for handling events, and a packaging system called Bundles. An increase of the Laravel’s userbase and popularity lined up with the release of Laravel 3.

Laravel 4, codenamed Illuminate, was released in May 2013. It was made as a complete rewrite of the Laravel framework, migrating its layout into a set of separate packages distributed through Composer, which serves as an application-level package manager. Such a layout improved the extendibility of Laravel 4, which was paired with its official regular release schedule spanning six months between minor point releases. Other new features in the Laravel 4 release include database seeding for the initial population of databases, support for message queues, built-in support for sending different types of email, and support for delayed deletion of database records called soft deletion.

Laravel 5 was released in February 2015 as a result of internal changes that ended up in renumbering the then-future Laravel 4.3 release. New features in the Laravel 5 release include support for scheduling periodically executed tasks through a package called Scheduler, an abstraction layer called Flysystem that allows remote storage to be used in the same way as local file systems, improved handling of package assets through Elixir, and simplified externally handled authentication through the optional Socialite package. Laravel 5 also introduced a new internal directory tree structure for developed applications.

Laravel 5.1, released in June 2015, is the first release of Laravel to receive long-term support (LTS), with planned availability of bug fixes for three years and security patches for three years. LTS releases of Laravel are planned to be released every two years.

Laravel 5.3, released in August 23, 2016,The new features in 5.3 are focused on improving developer speed by adding additional out of the box improvements for common tasks.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

MVC framework

Model–view–controller (MVC) is a software design pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user.

Traditionally used for desktop graphical user interfaces (GUIs), this architecture has become popular for designing web applications and even mobile, desktop and other clients.

Description

As with other software architectures, MVC expresses the “core of the solution” to a problem while allowing it to be adapted for each system. Particular MVC architectures can vary significantly from the traditional description here.

Components

A typical collaboration of the MVC components.

The central component of MVC, the model, captures the behavior of the application in terms of its problem domain, independent of the user interface.

  • The model directly manages the data, logic, and rules of the application.
  • A view can be any output representation of information, such as a chart or a diagram. Multiple views of the same information are possible, such as a bar chart for management and a tabular view for accountants.
  • The third part, the controller, accepts input and converts it to commands for the model.

Interactions

In addition to dividing the application into three kinds of components, the model–view–controller design defines the interactions between them.

  • A model stores data that is retrieved according to commands from the controller and displayed in the view.
  • A view generates new output to the user based on changes in the model.
  • A controller can send commands to the model to update the model’s state (e.g., editing a document). It can also send commands to its associated view to change the view’s presentation of the model (e.g., scrolling through a document).

History

One of the seminal insights in the early development of graphical user interfaces, MVC became one of the first approaches to describe and implement software constructs in terms of their responsibilities.

Trygve Reenskaug introduced MVC into Smalltalk-76 while visiting the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in the 1970s. In the 1980s, Jim Althoff and others implemented a version of MVC for the Smalltalk-80 class library. Only later did a 1988 article in The Journal of Object Technology (JOT) express MVC as a general concept.

The MVC pattern has subsequently evolved, giving rise to variants such as hierarchical model–view–controller (HMVC), model–view–adapter (MVA), model–view–presenter (MVP), model–view–viewmodel (MVVM), and others that adapted MVC to different contexts.

The use of the MVC pattern in web applications exploded in popularity after the introduction of Apple’s WebObjects in 1996, which was originally written in Objective-C (that borrowed heavily from Smalltalk) and helped enforce MVC principles. Later, the MVC pattern became popular with Java developers when WebObjects was ported to Java. Later frameworks for Java, such as Spring (released in October 2002), continued the strong bond between Java and MVC. The introduction of the frameworks and Django (July 2005, for Python) and Rails (December 2005, for Ruby), both of which had a strong emphasis on rapid deployment, increased MVC’s popularity outside the traditional enterprise environment in which it has long been popular. MVC web frameworks now hold large market-shares relative to non-MVC web toolkits.

Use in web applications

Although originally developed for desktop computing, MVC has been widely adopted as an architecture for World Wide Web applications in major programming languages. Several commercial and noncommercial web frameworks have been created that enforce the pattern. These software frameworks vary in their interpretations, mainly in the way that the MVC responsibilities are divided between the client and server.

Early web MVC frameworks took a thin client approach that placed almost the entire model, view and controller logic on the server. This is still reflected in popular frameworks such as Django, Rails and ASP.NET MVC. In this approach, the client sends either hyperlink requests or form input to the controller and then receives a complete and updated web page (or other document) from the view; the model exists entirely on the server. As client technologies have matured, frameworks such as AngularJS, EmberJS, JavaScriptMVC and Backbone have been created that allow the MVC components to execute partly on the client (also see Ajax).

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model%E2%80%93view%E2%80%93controller

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design (RWD) is a design and technical approach that aims to adapt the layout and interaction of a site or app to work optimally across a wide range of device resolutions, screen densities and interaction modes with the same underlying codebase.

RWD basics

RWD has three key elements:

  • CSS media queries, used to target styles to specific device characteristics such as screen width breakpoint or resolution.
  • A fluid grid, that specifies elements and widgets in flexible units with the goal of making them flow to fill their containers.
  • Flexible images and media, are also sized in relative units so they re-size to fit within their containers.

By creating all screen elements to be fluid and flexible, it allows the media queries to focus primarily on controlling layout rules for containers; the modules inside simply re-size to fit their containers.

A simple responsive example may be two stacked containers, each with flexible content or widgets inside. At greater widths, media queries are used to float both containers to create a two column layout to take better advantage of the wider screen.

Since the content inside each container is designed to re-flow to fit its parent, the media queries can focus just on the rules for making the columns stack or float, and to override or add styles only needed at greater widths.

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Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Featuring the new theme by MinimalTemplates.net called Minimal Portfolio. It’s nice and responsive.

See DEMO of Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Features:

  • Fully responsive (mobile ready);
  • Fast – no additional frameworks and plugins used in this demo;
  • Clean quality code;
  • Social media icons included in the theme;
  • Multi-browser support – tested on most browsers out there;
  • Logo uploader in the theme customizer (if no logo is uploaded you site title from the general settings will be used like in this demo);
  • Documentation, installation and usage instructions in the theme readme.txt file;
  • Easy to customize – if you are a developer you will find it very easy to customize;
  • Submenu items support included in the theme;
  • HTML5 & CSS3 ready.

How to remove text from file name for multiple files on Windows

On Windows, you can take advantage of PowerShell:

dir | rename-item newname { $_.name ireplace '(.+?) 203\.bmp$','$1.bmp' }

In this code snippet we use a command that removes ‘203’ from the file name.

Description

dir          => list the content of the current directory
 |           => send each found element to the next command
rename-item  => rename an element in a Windows PowerShell provider namespaceject
newname     => specify the name of the renamed file
{
    $_               => points to an object representing the actual file
   .name             => the name property of the automatic variable
   -ireplace         => perform a insensitive replace
   '(.+?) 203\.bmp$' => here comes the regex for matching the desired files
   '$1.bmp'          => the replacement string
}

You must run this command inside a power shell. Here is how to start it:

how to launch powershell on Windows 7?

Then cd into you dir from the Powershell window:

Change to the directory containing the files to be renamed from powershell window

More on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21837836/how-to-rename-multiple-files-at-once-by-removing-a-varying-part-in-the-file-name

Also – http://superuser.com/questions/236820/how-do-i-remove-the-same-part-of-a-file-name-for-many-files-in-windows-7/871799