The past and the future of Laravel in Action

As you might know, for the past year and a few months I have been working on another book for web developers, called “Laravel in Action”. That book was scheduled to be launched in print by this upcoming fall. Due to the current trends in the market of PHP books and lower-than-expected pre-launch sales of the book the publisher has decided not to publish the book and gave me my manuscript back.

I believe the material presented in Laravel in Action will be extremely helpful for beginner to medium-level developers trying to understand Laravel framework. The book is over 200 pages long and has over 80 detailed diagrams and comes with 100+ code samples to present the concepts in a way that’s easy to understand. I have decided to make ALL chapters of this new book free to read here on my blog but at the same time available on Leanpub website for those who want a PDF/Mobi/Epub format of the book to take with them on a mobile device.

At this point, I am announcing that the name of the book will now be “Laravel: my first framework” and the chapters of this book will be appearing on this blog shortly. Keep your eye out for the great content!

If you are interested in nicely formatted, e-book version (PDF/Mobi/Epub format), make sure to sign up for it here:


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  • sdeering July 23, 2014  

    Good job mate, unlucky on not getting it published.

  • maxsurguy July 24, 2014  

    Yeah, but self publishing will give a lot more profits than going through a publisher 🙂

  • John Q. July 25, 2014  

    Hello Max!

    Will it be available for free?

  • sdeering July 29, 2014  


  • Sathit Chaiwiwattrakul July 30, 2014  

    Hello Max!, When the first post available?

  • maxsurguy July 31, 2014  


  • maxsurguy July 31, 2014  

    The chapters will be available for free on this blog and also as a paid e-book on Leanpub (more convenient than a blog).

  • Vilhjálmur Magnússon August 14, 2014  

    Hei Max, you know what? Fuck Manning! 😛 And congrats with your Leanpub ebook! Looking forward to read your “own” book instead of a publisher-designed book which we know ain’t always written in the way the writer intended to due to publisher-restrictions and such. Have a nice day!

  • maxsurguy August 14, 2014  

    Thanks @villimagg:disqus! I’m glad I’ll be able to go at my own pace and do my best! Enjoy!

  • Carlos Salazar September 24, 2014  

    Hola Max, cual es el costo del libro?, y por qué medio lo puedo pagar?. He leido algunos de los apartes y me han parecido muy buenos. Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos.

  • maxsurguy September 24, 2014  

    Hello! The whole contents of the book will be released on this blog for free but buying the book will support my future writings as well.

  • ahmed October 8, 2014  

    Thanks for your help. I’m an eager Laravel beginner and so far your explanations are the most thorough i’ve come accross. will certainly buy the book.

  • Guillaume Barthe April 4, 2015  

    Hi Maxim. What happened to the book. You are stuck at 72% on leanpub for months! I’m waiting you to finish the book!

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