Archive for Aug 2016

DreamFactory API automation for any database (sponsor)
Sponsor / August 22, 2016

DreamFactory API automation for any database (sponsor)

DreamFactory auto-generates a rich API platform from nearly any SQL or NoSQL database. In addition to automatically generating REST endpoints for data and schema, DreamFactory offers parameters for complex filters, virtual foreign keys, aggregation, and much more. Built on the Laravel framework, DreamFactory is feature-rich backend solution for real world application development. Instant APIs let …

Laravel Passport – Easily setup your own OAuth2 server
Laravel Packages / August 18, 2016

Laravel Passport – Easily setup your own OAuth2 server

Creating your own OAuth server can be difficult and Laravel 5.3 comes with a free optional package called Passport that is a full OAuth2 server that is ready to go in minutes. Taylor demoed this new package during his Laracon talk and it was amazing seeing just how quick you can add this to your …

Laravel 5.3 RC1 is now released
News / August 17, 2016

Laravel 5.3 RC1 is now released

Laravel 5.3 has been under heavy development and we’ve all been waiting for the release with great anticipation. The first release candidate is now released and available for everyone to start testing. You can grab the latest in a project by running: laravel new demo-site –dev The documentation is also completely updated for this version …

How to use WordPress as a backend for a Laravel Application
Laravel Tutorials / August 16, 2016

How to use WordPress as a backend for a Laravel Application

Last week I relaunched Laravel News, and the new site is running on Laravel with WordPress as the backend. I’ve been using WordPress for the past two years, and I’ve grown to enjoy the features that it provides. The publishing experience, the media manager, the mobile app, and Jetpack for tracking stats. I wasn’t ready …

TNTSearch Driver is now available for Laravel Scout
Laravel Packages / August 16, 2016

TNTSearch Driver is now available for Laravel Scout

Laravel Scout was just opened for developer testing and TNTStudio has already launched a new package for implementing their TNTSearch into Scout. TNTSearch is full-text search engine written in PHP with no dependencies. For more information on how it works, they have a tutorial on building and searching an index.

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Laravel Scout is now open for developer testing
Laravel Packages / August 15, 2016

Laravel Scout is now open for developer testing

Laravel Scout is a driver based full-text search for Eloquent that is going to be available when Laravel 5.3 launches. The driver is not officially released yet, however, the repository is now live and available for those that want to play with more engines. Taylor said he would be working on docs this week in …

A Quick Guide to Choosing Tools (Sponsor)
Sponsor / August 15, 2016

A Quick Guide to Choosing Tools (Sponsor)

What separates the wrong analytics tool from the right one? It’s easy enough to figure out — if you understand the job you’re trying to get done. That’s how you need to think about your tools: in terms of the jobs to be done. Your tools are a means to an end, not an end …

New Community Project: Laravel Notification Channels
Laravel Packages / August 12, 2016

New Community Project: Laravel Notification Channels

Laravel 5.3 will ship with a notification system that includes a Nexmo SMS driver, a Mail driver, and the ability to include custom drivers. Now that we have this system built-in we can use the new Pusher service from inside our Laravel applications. All we need to do is to create a custom driver and …

All of the Laracon videos are now available for free
Laracon / August 11, 2016

All of the Laracon videos are now available for free

StreamACon has just published all of the videos from Laracon US and they are available for everyone to watch for free. Included with all the talks is also videos from the sponsor segments so you can relive the entire conference right from your couch. Except of course mingling with everyone. :)

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Easily Integrate HTTP/2 Server Push with a Laravel Middleware
Laravel Packages / August 11, 2016

Easily Integrate HTTP/2 Server Push with a Laravel Middleware

As we all know technology changes fast and if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. HTTP/2 is one area of our tech stack that I haven’t been keeping up with an honestly knew nothing about it until Laracon where Ben Ramsey gave a talk on the subject. You …

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