Laravel Voyager – A Laravel Admin Package
Laravel Applications / October 31, 2016

Laravel Voyager – A Laravel Admin Package

Voyager is a new package created by The Control Group that provides a complete admin system to quickly scaffold out your app. It features: Media Manager Voyager has an amazing fully function media manager which allows you to view/edit/delete files from your storage. All files in your application will be easily accessible and will live … Continue reading Laravel Voyager – A Laravel Adm... Read more…

Free Video Course: Docker for Development
Laravel Tutorials / October 28, 2016

Free Video Course: Docker for Development

Chris Fidao put together a free mini-series on using Docker for Development with Laravel. The series is ten individual videos covering all the basics to get up and running. This includes how to use and build multiple containers, networking, and persisting data, as well as a development workflow. A full course will also be launched … Continue reading Free Video Course:... Read more…

Get your IDE ready for Halloween with the Dracula Theme
Development Tools / October 27, 2016

Get your IDE ready for Halloween with the Dracula Theme

Halloween is just a few days away and the dark Dracula theme is a great way to get your development environment ready. Here is a screenshot with it installed with Atom: It supports tons of popular tools like Sublime Text, Atom, PhpStorm, Vim, TextMate, and even has a Slack sidebar theme to match. Even though … Continue reading Get your IDE ready for Halloween with the Dracula... Read more…

Laravel v4.2.20 is now released
News / October 26, 2016

Laravel v4.2.20 is now released

Yes, you read that right. V4.2.20 is now released with support for PHP 7.0 and updates to the Symfony components to v2.7. Even though the version four line of Laravel is deprecated, a lot of people are still using it and haven’t upgraded to the latest. This release allows them to move to PHP 7.0 … Continue reading Laravel v4.2.20 is now released

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Learn how to change Laravel’s login validation
Laravel Tutorials / October 26, 2016

Learn how to change Laravel’s login validation

Laravel’s included auth system is a great way of scaffolding out a basic flow for authenticating users through a complete registration, login, logout, and forgot password system. When it’s all setup the login and password reset validation is stored in an AuthenticatesUsers and ResetsPasswords trait. Even though it’s a little hidden away it’s still easy … Continue reading Le... Read more…

Can you be an expert developer in 10,000 hours?
Career / October 25, 2016

Can you be an expert developer in 10,000 hours?

Back in 1993, psychologists K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer said that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice of a specific skill will make one an expert. Fast forward 15 years, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers made the 10,000 hours rule famous. And in 2012, Macklemore solidified it’s fact status: it officially takes 10,000 … Continue reading Can you be a... Read more…

Laravel Charting Package
Laravel Packages / October 24, 2016

Laravel Charting Package

Creating charts is often a pain because of how you have to convert your data into what the charting library supports and each library is different. To help make this easier Erik Campobadal created a new Laravel chart package to create interactive charts. It supports a dozen of the most popular charting libraries from standard … Continue reading Laravel Charting Package... Read more…

Full Stack Radio – Patterns for Simplifying Laravel Applications
Laravel Tutorials / October 22, 2016

Full Stack Radio – Patterns for Simplifying Laravel Applications

In the latest Full Stack Radio, Adam Wathan sits down with Taylor to talk about strategies they use to write cleaner and simpler code when working with the Laravel. The episode is just over an hour long but it includes lots of great insights into how they structure their applications and other little tips. One … Continue reading Read more…

Top 5 Programming Fonts
Development Tools / October 21, 2016

Top 5 Programming Fonts

Everyone has their ideal development setup, and many have spent countless hours customizing it to perfectly suit their needs. Outside of a color scheme, the next typical change is the font in use and every year new fonts are introduced giving us more to choose from than ever before. To find out what everyone is … Continue reading Top 5 Programming FontsRead more…

Learn how to use the TNTSearch driver with Laravel Scout
Laravel Tutorials / October 19, 2016

Learn how to use the TNTSearch driver with Laravel Scout

Laravel Scout provides a simple, driver-based solution for adding full-text search to your Eloquent models. Out of the box, Laravel 5.3 ships with Algolia driver. However, we can easily write custom drivers; that’s exactly what TeamTnt has done by providing a TNTSearch driver for Laravel Scout. Getting started First thing, let’s install a fresh copy … Continue reading Read more…