Learn to implement Laravel and Stripe
Over the past few years, I’ve implemented Laravel and Stripe on multiple occasions. Everything from subscriptions to one-off purchases. When I started, Laravel Cashier wasn’t invented yet and it was a totally different beast, but now with Cashier it takes a lot of the pain away by having a simple API.
But with selling products and subscriptions there are many other aspects you need to think about and it’s easy to get intimidated thinking about all the features you need. Or worse, where to even start?
I wanted to share my knowledge on the subject and teamed up with an experienced author, W. Jason Gilmore, to create a new book on the subject, Easy E-Commerce using Laravel and Stripe. Jason has authored numerous books and has also built a 10,000+ product online store and a SAAS for the interior design and architectural industries.
We wanted to create a fun hands-on book taking you from the start of a project all the way through implementing product sales, digital downloads, and subscriptions.
The book is written around a fictional lawn care company that has hired you. But Mr. McDew, the owner of the company, is a stickler and wants to be sure you know what you are doing. So after each project phase he drills you with questions about the implementation, and if you answer correctly you get to move on to the next phase.
No web development book would be complete without sample code and we include many code samples, plus a complete companion project. This allows you to use it not only as a learning resource but you can run the app locally to test and play around with.
Some of the highlights include:
- You will receive all of the source code to a real-world online store
- Comprehensive, step-by-step instructions showing you how to integrate Stripe into your Laravel application using Cashier.
- Learn how to integrate Stripe in a fun, entertaining, and unintimidating fashion by following along with the creation of a real-world project for a fictional company.
- You’ll learn about many of the concepts central to building an online store, such as how to build a product management interface, and a one-time URL generator for downloading electronic products.
We also cover other Stripe features such as the “buy now” modal window, validating credit card forms, adding coupons and discounts, swapping subscriptions, and even implementing custom Stripe web hooks for sending emails.
Save yourself time and learn how to implement Laravel and Stripe today.
Originally published at Eric L. Barnes on May 29th, 2015