Eloquent is Laravel's ORM (Object/Relational Mapping), a way for the framework to map rows in the database to custom models in your app. Patrick Stephan will discuss Eloquent and how it can make developing your app both easier and quicker.
5:30 : Welcome & Introductions
5:40 : Q&A with TBD
5:55 : Eloquent Deep Dive - Patrick Stephan
6:45 : Networking / Pair Programming
--- Welcome & Introductions ---
We will introduce the co-founders of the group, Kevin McKee and Patrick Stephan, and go over some housekeeping items. This will only take a few minutes.
--- Q&A with TBD ---
We are still looking for someone to join us for a Q&A session.
--- Session - Patrick Stephan ---
Patrick will be discussing how to get started using eloquent and how to use many of its features. He will discuss how to setup and utilize relationships, custom getters and setters, attribute casting, query scopes, API resources, and some basic query optimization.
Patrick is the co-founder of Laravel STL and an avid user of Laravel since version 4.2. He is the developer manager at Curate, an event management SaaS company for professional event management.
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--- Networking / Pair Programming ---
After the talk is over, we can use this space for networking and / or pair programming with other developers.
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