Archive for Feb 2015

Laravel Tutorials / February 27, 2015

Learn Laravel in Spanish

Duilio Palacios has started creating articles and videos for learning Laravel in Spanish. The concept behind it is similar to the Laracasts Fundamentals series just targeted to the Spanish and Latam Laravel community. Also check out, the Laravel ES forums. It’s a great way to get involved in the Spanish community.

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Laravel Packages / February 27, 2015

Laravel 5 Generators

Jeffrey Way created one of the most popular packages for Laravel 4 named “Generators”. These allowed you to speed up your development process by issuing Artisan commands to create code. They are so handy in fact that Laravel 5 is now included several of these out of the box. The updated Generator package currently introduces …

Laravel / February 26, 2015

Submit your code to be included on Laravel News

I just added a new form to the site so that you can submit your code or package to be featured here on Laravel News. I am always looking out for items to include and because I’m just one person sometimes I miss new releases. The form is a way for you to let me …

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Laravel Tutorials / February 26, 2015

Learn about CSRF in Laravel

Barry vd. Heuvel: In this post we take a closer look at CSRF protection in Laravel. We compare the difference between the CSRF filter in Laravel 4 and the current VerifyCsrfToken middleware in Laravel 5. Barry also covers the Timing safe comparison, checking the headers, and modifying the middleware. It’s a great post to learn …

News / February 26, 2015

Homestead Now With Blackfire Support

It was just announced that Laravel Homestead now includes support for the Blackfire Profiler. Blackfire is a relatively new project created by SensioLabs, the creators of Symfony. Blackfire Profiler automatically instruments your code to gather data about consumed server resources like memory, CPU time, and I/O. But Blackfire Profiler is more than figures; its interactive …

Laravel Packages / February 25, 2015

Laravel 5 Backup Package

This package creates a backup of your application. The backup is a zip file that contains all files in the directories you specify along with a dump of your database. The backup can be stored on any of the filesystems you have configured in Laravel 5. The only external requirement this package need is for …

Codeception now supports Laravel 5
Laravel Tutorials / February 24, 2015

Codeception now supports Laravel 5

With the latest release Codeception, the BDD style PHP testing framework, now includes support for Laravel 5. Jan-Henk Gerritsen graciously provided the pull request to add support. Also, if you’d like to see a Laravel 5 app utilizing Codeception checkout his sample application.

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Laravel Applications / February 23, 2015

Start writing with Gistlog

We all know the routine, we have an idea and decide that it would make a great blog post. But… and there is always a caveat. You need a blog, you need a design, you need a redesign, you need… It’s inevitable! Of course, you could use a free app such as Medium or possibly …

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Laravel Tutorials / February 20, 2015

Laravel 5 Autoloader

Alan Storm has a new tutorial out going through the inner workings of the Laravel 5 autoloader. He goes through the Registered Autoloaders, PhpParser, Composer, and other autoloading changes. If you want to get more familiar with the insides of Laravel give this tutorial a read.

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Laravel Packages / February 19, 2015

Laravel Firewall

Laravel Firewall is a new package by Antonio Carlos Ribeiro that is designed to allow you to easily block access to your Laravel application. It includes both blacklisting and whitelisting based on IP address or entire countries. Some of it’s other features include route filters, Artisan commands, and Facades. It looks to be a well-rounded package with both …


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