Archive for May 2014

The Artisan Files: Taylor Otwell
The Artisan Files / May 30, 2014

The Artisan Files: Taylor Otwell

I had to pleasure of interviewing Taylor Otwell as the first artisan in the new “The Artisan Files” series here on Laravel News. I was going to write an introduction, but if you use Laravel I’m sure you already know who he is.

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Laravel / May 30, 2014

Bugsnag is now free for Open Source

We at Bugsnag love open source. Supporting the open source community is important, so we are offering free Bugsnag to all open source projects! We use Bugsnag with Snappy and it has been a great experience especially for PHP errors. JavaScript is a different story but that’s not really their fault. Without source maps js …

Podcast / May 29, 2014

Bootstrapped Podcast – Episode 41

Ian Landsman and Andrey Butov have a new Bootstrapped podcast out: In this episode, we talk about Laracon, holding a conference in New York, Snappy Concierge, experimental coding, Scribbleton, the Mac app store, the conference, managing product websites, and disruptive businesses. I always enjoy their podcast. It’s rarely about code but each one is …

Laravel Tutorials / May 29, 2014

Setting up Xdebug on Homestead for PhpStorm

I have always found setting up Xdebug with PhpStom a pain. Last night I was fumbling through trying to get it setup and found this tutorial: I recently installed Homestead for my development environment and discovered Xdebug needed some additional settings before it would work. Here’s a step-by-step process that I used to get PHPStorm …

Podcast / May 28, 2014 Podcast Episode 15

In this episode the cast discusses ActiveRecord (when to use it), discusses some PHP drama relating Laravel to Rails, DHH, Martin Fowler, and Kent Beck’s Is TDD dead? series, Laracon stuff and more Show Links: Laracon Videos – No they aren’t ready yet Eloquent Doctrine Laravel Doctrine Forge Homestead Is TDD Dead

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The Artisan Files / May 28, 2014

New Series – The Artisan Files

I am proud to announce a new series I’m launching here on Laravel News which is going to be titled “The Artisan Files”. Every Friday I wil be doing a Q&A style interview with various Artisans within the community. I am trying to keep the questions fun and light so you can get to know …

Laravel Tutorials / May 28, 2014

Add Environment Vars to Homestead

Scott Wilcox shares a quick tip for setting environment variables with Nginx in Homestead.

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Laravel Tutorials / May 27, 2014

Require-Dev in Laravel

J.T. Grimes has a new post about keeping development service providers outside of the config/app.php file. There are some packages which we only need during development, but which become tightly coupled with Laravel. Once you’ve added the packages to the array of ServiceProviders in app/config/app.php, you have to either have a different config for development …

Laravel Tutorials / May 27, 2014

Commands and Domain Events

Laracasts is starting a new series on Commands and Domain Events: As you advance in your career, you’ll quickly fall into the “sequential tasks” trap. “I need to do these ten things when a user signs up…. but I have no idea where to place this logic.” Many times, we give up and simply throw …

Laravel / May 27, 2014

Laravel Dev Docs

You can now search the Laravel API docs from If you would prefer these offline I know dash has support for Laravel and lots of others.

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