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Laravel v5.3.19 is now released
News / October 18, 2016

Laravel v5.3.19 is now released

Laravel released v5.3.19 which includes a few small changes and improvements as well as a complete rewrite of the middleware sorting so that middleware calls with parameters now work properly. PHP Artisan make:model A new addition to Laravel is the ability to specify the creation of a resourceful controller when you are creating a new …

Insomnia – A simple, beautiful, and free REST API client
Development Tools / October 17, 2016

Insomnia – A simple, beautiful, and free REST API client

Working with API’s is a common task we all face and one tool that makes this is easier is the Insomnia REST client created by Gregory Schier. It’s cross-platform compatible and works on Mac, Windows, and Linux. With the app, you can quickly create requests by specifying the URL, payload, headers, and authorization all in …

Bitbucket announces a coming price increase
News / October 15, 2016

Bitbucket announces a coming price increase

This week Bitbucket has announced a new price increase that will be coming soon. The current pricing model is $1 per user and purchased in packs of 10, 25, 50, and 100. So if you had eight users on the account, you would pay $10 a month. When the new pricing comes out these same …

Laraconf Brazil 2016
News / October 14, 2016

Laraconf Brazil 2016

The Laravel community in South America put together their first unofficial one day Laravel conference in Brazil on October 8th. “What I most enjoyed was the ability to network with every attendee,” said Matheus Marabesi one of the organizers, “people around Brazil came to our conference, and it was amazing”. The event featured ten talks …

Laravel Blade SVG Directive
Laravel Packages / October 13, 2016

Laravel Blade SVG Directive

Using SVG’s in your design is all the rage and for good reason. They can be resized to any size without becoming pixelated, you can reference them by id, modify them through CSS or JavaScript. One of the difficulties in using SVG files in your templates is referencing them. Currently, there are three ways this …

Yarn is Facebook’s new lightning fast package manager for JavaScript
News / October 11, 2016

Yarn is Facebook’s new lightning fast package manager for JavaScript

Facebook today announced a new package manager named Yarn that aims to be a fast, reliable, and secure alternative npm client. Yarn is a new package manager that replaces the existing workflow for the npm client or other package managers while remaining compatible with the npm registry. It has the same feature set as existing …

Improvements to the Laravel unique and exists validation rules
News / October 11, 2016

Improvements to the Laravel unique and exists validation rules

Validating requests in Laravel is simple with its ValidatesRequests trait that is automatically included through the BaseController. It’s powerful and provides a lot of useful rules for common use cases. Two rules, exists() and unique(), are used to validate against data stored in your database and they’ve always had a format like this: // exists …

Using str_limit to restrict a string to a certain length
Laravel Tutorials / October 08, 2016

Using str_limit to restrict a string to a certain length

When building for the web, there are many different ways to limit a string. For example, you could use CSS, JavaScript, or do it through PHP. Limiting strings is such a common use case that Laravel provides a simple helper to make this easy and I’ve recorded a short video to give you an example …

20 Talk Videos from Laracon EU are now live and available
Laracon / October 07, 2016

20 Talk Videos from Laracon EU are now live and available

Laracon EU held back in August has now released all the talk videos in a YouTube playlist. It features the following speakers and talks: Taylor Otwell – Keynote Tihomir Opacic – The State Of Content Management Evan You – Modern Frontend with Vue.js Matthias Noback – Please Understand Me Gabriela D’avila – Making the most …

In Laravel 5.3.17, Model Factories now includes states
News / October 06, 2016

In Laravel 5.3.17, Model Factories now includes states

New in Laravel 5.3.17 is an improvement to Model Factories that you allows to define different “states” for a factory. For example pretend you have a simple faker for creating a User: $factory->define(App\User::class, function (Faker\Generator $faker) { return [ ‘name’ => $faker->name, ’email’ => $faker->safeEmail, ]; }); Now you want to have the ability to …