Week 5 of 100DaysOfCode Laravel Challenge
This week I finished the "Working with Databases" section at Laracasts. A recap of the week is presented below.
- In the development phase of our app, we often run into the issue of needing to manually repopulate our database. This might be a good time to take a few moments to review database seeding. As you'll see, a bit of work upfront will save you so much time in the long run.
- Database seeding is great but we had a lot of repetitive code to generate multiple records. Let's integrate model factories in order to seamlessly generate any number of database records.
- In the previous episodes, we associated a blog post with an author. The next obvious step is to create a new route that renders all blog posts written by a particular author.
- In this episode, you'll learn how to specify which relationships should be eager loaded by default on a model. We'll also touch on the pros and cons of such an approach.
Thank you for following along with me. Stay tuned for the next article. Comments and suggestions are always appreciated and welcome.
~ Happy Coding!