Laravel v5.3.25 is released
News / November 30, 2016

Laravel v5.3.25 is released

Laravel has released v5.3.25 which includes two new validation rules, the ability to set the file permissions in the Filesystem, and a fluent builder for SlackMessageAttachmentField. New validation rules The two new validation rules included in v5.3.25 is a before_or_equal and after_or_equal which allows you to verify a date against a known value. Here is … Continue reading La... Read more…

24 Pull Requests
News / November 29, 2016

24 Pull Requests

24 Pull Requests is a project to promote open source collaboration during the month of December. The idea is to “Send 24 pull requests between December 1st and December 24th,” and it encourages developers to give back to open source with little gifts of code. This is the fourth year and there are currently 11,093 … Continue reading 24 Pull Requests

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Review of Test-Driven Laravel
Laravel Books / November 29, 2016

Review of Test-Driven Laravel

I’ve been programming for close to a decade, and I’m constantly trying to find ways so to improve my skill set to be able to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of technology. The one area I’ve always wanted to improve in has been testing. I’ve joked on Twitter about using my HasAdamWathanOnTelegramForSupport trait to … Continue reading Review of Test-... Read more…

Overriding Laravel Elixir Configs
Laravel Tutorials / November 28, 2016

Overriding Laravel Elixir Configs

Laravel Elixir is fantastic for your Laravel projects and it comes with defaults that “just work” within a Laravel application. It works so well that I like to use it for managing all my asset processing even in apps that are not on Laravel. As an example, I wanted to create a new WordPress theme … Continue reading Overriding Laravel Elixir Configs<... Read more…

Quickly Dumping Laravel Queries
Laravel Tutorials / November 27, 2016

Quickly Dumping Laravel Queries

When you are building an application and utilizing Eloquent it’s very easy to hit the N+1 problem. This is where you select a model and then later use lazy loading to fetch child records. As an example pretend you are selecting a user: User::where(‘name’, ‘Eric’)->first(); Then in your view you might do something like: @foreach … Continue reading Read more…

Building a culture of trust: Why sharing is good for you and your career
Career / November 26, 2016

Building a culture of trust: Why sharing is good for you and your career

I speak about empathy on teams and why vulnerability is a great asset in your professional life. Sharing ideas falls right in line with my own ideology, but I also understand why people are so terrified to offer up opinions. First off, people are afraid their ideas are going to be shot down. No one … Continue reading Building a culture of trust: Why sharing is good for you and your... Read more…

Laravel Spark 50% Sale!
Deals / November 25, 2016

Laravel Spark 50% Sale!

Laravel Spark is running a 50% off sale through the weekend on both single site licenses and unlimited site licenses. Normally the price is $99 for the single license and $299 for unlimited and with this sale these are reduced to $49 and $149, respectively. Spark is a Laravel package that provides scaffolding for quickly … Continue reading Laravel Spark 50% Sale!Read more…

Store your translations in the database with Laravel translation loader package
Laravel Packages / November 25, 2016

Store your translations in the database with Laravel translation loader package

Laravel has built-in support for localization using arrays stored in language files and in 5.4 they are adding the ability for JSON based language files. Some applications are better suited to have the language strings stored in the database so that end users can change them through a custom user interface, and that’s where the … Continue reading Store your transl... Read more…

React for Beginners and ES6 for everyone is 50% off!
Deals / November 24, 2016

React for Beginners and ES6 for everyone is 50% off!

Wes Bos has two wildly successful training courses that are 50% off until Monday. This is an excellent time to pick up these courses if you’d wanted to explore React and ES6. With over 14,000 combined copies sold they have helped a lot of people improve their skills. React for Beginners React for Beginners will … Continue reading React for Beginners and ES6... Read more…

Laracasts 40% off sale!
Deals / November 23, 2016

Laracasts 40% off sale!

Laracasts has just announced its annual sale, and you can save 40% off a subscription today through midnight Friday EST. This is a great time to pick up a subscription if you do not have one and it’s an excellent learning resource for Laravel, PHP, and other web development topics. During the past year, Laracasts … Continue reading Laracasts 40% off sale!

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