Archive for Nov 2015

Laravel Packages / November 30, 2015

PHP Package Checklist

The PHP Package Checklist is a project by Jonathan Reinink that is designed to help you go through all the steps to create a new PHP Package. There’s a lot that goes into a successful PHP package beyond simply having some useful code. The following checklist will help ensure that your package is taken seriously …

News / November 27, 2015

Black Friday Laravel Specials

It’s that time of year again. Everything is on sale for one day only and because we work on the internet no need to stand in line to pick up these great offers: 40% off Laracasts Laracasts, the ultimate training resource, is running a special through tonight. Pick up a subscription and save 40%! 50% …

Laracon / November 25, 2015

Laracon US 2016 Dates Announced

The dates for Laracon US 2016 have been announced and the conference will be July 27-29. The 2016 conference will be in Louisville, KY. If you’d like to find out more about the city check out this post with an interview from two locals. Information is sparse, but a day of workshops have been confirmed …

Sponsor / November 23, 2015

DreamFactory open source REST API platform hits 2.0 with Laravel (sponsor)

DreamFactory 2.0 lets developers install a free REST API backend on any server, connect to any database, and instantly get the REST APIs they need to build and deploy modern mobile, web, and IoT applications. With 2.0, many parts of our application are smaller modules that are easier to install with Composer. This new approach …

News / November 23, 2015

Composer PHP Versions Stats – 2015 Edition

Jordi Boggiano put together a list of stats on PHP version usage from Packagist: A few observations: 5.3 lost 5% which is good but now I guess we are on a long tail decline of Ubuntu 12.04 machines, plus a lot of libs still test against it on Travis which might bias the numbers a …

News / November 19, 2015

Laravel Live Keynote at PhpWorld

Here is the live keynote from Taylor Otwell at PhpWorld. See the other keynotes here.

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Laravel Tutorials / November 19, 2015

Make Homestead Tab Complete Case Insensitive

I use ohmyzsh for my local shell and one feature that really spoils me is the ability to tab complete without matching the case. By default, Ubuntu and Homestead do not have this but support can be easily added by running the following command inside your VM: echo set completion-ignore-case on | sudo tee -a …

News / November 18, 2015

Stack Overflow is down. What now?

Thomas Fuchs: Copy and pasting is awesome, and so very convenient. But this is not how you learn and become great at thinking for yourself, finding solutions for solving programming problems and most importantly how to be creative. Over-using sites like Stack Overflow will not make you a better developer, it will only make you …

Podcast / November 17, 2015

LN 04: Fallout 4, Homestead, and more

Features of this episode include Fallout 4, Laravel Homestead, Lets Encrypt, some new Laravel packages, tutorials, and more… You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, or grab the RSS. Show Links Fallout 4 Homestead Lets Encrypt PHP Saturday Deploy PHP — save 15% with the coupon thegoodnews Writing your first Laravel package Captain hooks package

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Podcast / November 17, 2015

New Laracasts Podcast

Jeffrey Way has started a new podcast named, The Laracasts Snippet: The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development. Nothing more, nothing less. The first episode is out and talks about how nobody knows what they are doing.

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