Archive for Jun 2015

Development Tools / June 30, 2015

42 PhpStorm Tips and Tricks

This is a recording of the talk PhpStorm: 42 Tips and Tricks presented by Mikhail Vink at Dutch PHP Conference 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Also, check out the PhpStorm Tips and Tricks post with some tips from the Laravel community.

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Development Tools / June 30, 2015

Sublime Text for PHP

Matt Stauffer has a new post out with instructions for setting up Sublime Text for PHP developement. He sets the stage by showing all the features he feels is a “must have” that PhpStorm offers and then shows related packages to achieve the goal: A lot of folks in the PHP community have been checking …

Laravel Tutorials / June 30, 2015

Protecting Routes with Invoke

Chris Cornutt has a new tutorial showing how to implement the Invoke package with Laravel to restrict routes. For those not familiar with Invoke: The Invoke system helps you protect your application based on the endpoints and the URI requested. It uses a configuration file (or array of settings) to define the permissions needed to …

Sponsor / June 29, 2015

LaraJobs – 1 Year Anniversary Sale

Wow, it’s been a year since we launched LaraJobs and we couldn’t be more amazed at the results! We’ve placed hundreds of developers with great new Laravel gigs. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off job listings all this week! No coupon code necessary, just head over to LaraJobs and post your opportunities. Developers, want to …

The Artisan Files / June 28, 2015

Developer Spotlight: Freek Van der Herten

This is an excerpt from this week’s newsletter where I had the pleasure of doing a short Q&A interview with Freek Van der Herten from Belgium. Freek has been active with Laravel over the past few years and releases a lot of popular packages. Q. What do you enjoy about Laravel?  A. There’s a lot to …

Laravel Packages / June 26, 2015

Laravel Package: Optimus id transformation

Jens Segers has a created a Laravel package to obfuscate ids named Optimus: With this library, you can transform your internal id’s to obfuscated integers based on Knuth’s integer hash. It is similar to Hashids, but will generate integers instead of random strings. It is also super fast. When I asked Jens about where the …

Laravel Packages / June 25, 2015

Bootstrap, Foundation, or Materialize styles for Laravel Pagination

Duilio Palacios launched a new package that allows you to easily style the pagination links created by Laravel. After installing the package you can simply edit a config file and define which framework you are using then everything else is handled automatically: return array( ‘theme’ => ‘bootstrap’ ); The current release support Bootstrap, Foundation, and …

Podcast / June 24, 2015

Laravel Podcast Episode 30

Laravel Podcast episode 30 is now out. This episode features a discussion on dogma within programming communities, browersify, and the Apple Music policy.

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Laravel Applications / June 24, 2015

Cachet – Laravel Powered Status Pages

Cachet the open source status page app has launched v1 of the app. Cachet is a free, open source status page for your API, service or company. Built with all of the features that you’d expect from a status page, Cachet comes with a powerful API, a metric system, multiple user support, two factor authentication …

Laravel Tutorials / June 23, 2015

Integration Testing in Laravel

Matt Stauffer continued his new series that covers the new integration testing utilities. For a quick refresher, integration tests are those which test your entire system as an integrated application, as compared to unit tests, which test each system of your application separately. In his first post, he covers the new integrated package. Then models …


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