News / December 21, 2015

Laravel 5.2 is released!

Laravel 5.2 is now officially released and available to everyone. This release features multiple authentication driver support, implicit model binding, simplified Eloquent global scopes, opt-in authentication scaffolding, middleware groups, rate limiting middleware, array validation improvements, and more. Let’s take a deeper look at some of these new features: Auth Scaffolding Making a come back is … Read more…

News / December 17, 2015

Laravel 5.2 Beta 1

Laravel 5.2 Beta 1 has been tagged and is ready for those early adopters to start testing it out. The upgrade guide includes all the instructions you need to get going. If you are interested in the new features of 5.2 check out the Laravel 5.2 post. As with all beta releases some things may … Continue reading Laravel 5.2 Beta 1

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News / December 16, 2015

Laravel 2015 In Review

As 2015 comes to a close it’s a great time to look back on just what all happened throughout this year and it was busy for Laravel. We seen Laravel 5.0 and 5.1 released and a new microframework Lumen. Also, some of our favorite tools like Elixir and Homestead received nice upgrades. All that plus … Continue reading Laravel 2015 In Review

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Podcast / December 15, 2015

LN 06: PHP7, Laravel 5.2, LaraVer, and more

This episode we are joined by Colin O’Dell and Mike Bronner. Colin talks to us about new features in PHP7, Mike talks to us about Laraver.xyz and Eric and Jack talk about stuff we’ve heard about Laravel 5.2, Flexbox Froggy, and Let’s Encrypt. You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, or grab the RSS. PHP … Continue reading LN 06: PH... Read more…

Open Source Music Streaming with Koel
Laravel Applications / December 14, 2015

Open Source Music Streaming with Koel

What happens when you run out of storage on your computer for all your music? Developer Phan An had this problem and decided to create a brand new app that he named Koel to address this problem. Koel is an open source personal music streaming app that is designed to run on a web server … Continue reading Open Source Music Streaming with Koel

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Laravel Applications / December 11, 2015

Jigsaw – Blade Static Site Generator

Adam Wathan created a new application named Jigsaw that allows you to quickly generate a flat file site utilizing Laravel Blade. Installation is through composer as a global package: composer global require jigsaw/jigsaw:dev-master Then after the installation, you can run jigsaw init my-site to have a brand new site scaffold out. Once you’ve made changes … Continue reading Read more…

Podcast / December 11, 2015

Laravel Podcast 39 – Laravel and Lumen 5.2

Episode 39 of the Laravel Podcast is now out. In this episode, the crew discusses the status and features of Laravel 5.2, Lumen 5.2, and Spark.

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Laravel / December 08, 2015

PHP 7.0 & HHVM Benchmark

Mark Gavalda has a new post benchmarking popular apps between PHP 7 and HHVM: Long story short, HHVM wins hands down. We won’t be abandoning our HHVM-first policy here at Kinsta.

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Sponsor / December 07, 2015

Rindle – Simplify Your Workflow (Sponsor)

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal task management app that integrates with the tools you already use, allowing you to seamlessly view all of your tasks on one screen? Rindle does this and more, making it easier than ever to keep your day organized. Your tasks are everywhere: email, to-do apps, project management … Continue reading Rindle – Simplify... Read more…

Laravel Packages / December 04, 2015

Eloquence Package hits V2

Eloquence is a package to extend Laravel 5’s base Eloquent models and it has just hit version 2. Some of the features of the package include: True camelCase support for your model attributes A count cache for related models A sum cache for related models uuids and more… Version 2 features API improvements, a sum … Continue reading Eloquence Package hits V2Read more…