Part 1 - Creating Our First Route

Getting Started

All routes are located in routes/ and are extremely simple to understand. They consist of a request method and a route method. For example, to create a GET request it will look like:

Get().route('/url', 'Controller@method')

We'll talk about the controller in a little bit.

You can read more about routes in the Routing documentation

Creating our Route:

We will start off by creating a view and controller to create a blog post.

A controller is a simple class that holds controller methods. These controller methods will be what our routes will call so they will contain all of our application logic.

Think of a controller method as a function in the file if you are coming from the Django framework

Let's create our first route now. We can put all routes inside routes/ and inside the ROUTES list. You'll see we have a route for the home page. Let's add a route for creating blogs.

    Get().route('/', 'WelcomeController@show').name('welcome'),

    # Blog
    Get().route('/blog', 'BlogController@show')

You'll notice here we have a BlogController@show string. This means "use the blog controller's show method to render this route". The only problem here is that we don't yet have a blog controller.

Let's create the BlogController in the next step: Part 2 - Creating Our First Controller

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