Archive for Jan 2017

Laracon EU 2017 is Announced
Laracon / January 16, 2017

Laracon EU 2017 is Announced

The Laracon EU has just announced the dates and early bird ticket pricing for the 2017 conference. This year it will be August 28th through the 30th and will continue its multi-track with training, talks, and networking. The first day will feature workshops and then the remaining two will be presentations that will bring your …

Laravel Dusk Alpha Is Now Available For Testing
News / January 13, 2017

Laravel Dusk Alpha Is Now Available For Testing

Laravel Dusk, the new end-to-end testing driver, coming to Laravel 5.4 is now available for Alpha Testing. Alpha: if you want to kick the tires with an alpha release of Dusk, you can install it now: https://t.co/g4JKmXQu0n ✅ — Laravel (@laravelphp) January 13, 2017 Of course, people have wasted no time in starting to test …

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job
Career / January 13, 2017

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job

Suitable is defined as “right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose or situation.” Suitable work means thinking about more than just skill level. It’s about the strengths you possess beyond the technical talent. How much communication is involved? Are you comfortable with that? Do you have to face clients or lead a team? Will …

Laravel Uptime Monitor
Laravel Packages / January 12, 2017

Laravel Uptime Monitor

Laravel Uptime Monitor, which aims to provide an easy and powerful way to monitor your website uptime and SSL certificate expiration date; it will notify you when your site is down using the flexible Laravel 5.3 notification system. Also, when your website goes up again, the package will kindly notify and inform you about the downtime period.

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Laravel Cashier, PHP 7.1, and domPDF Issue
News / January 11, 2017

Laravel Cashier, PHP 7.1, and domPDF Issue

Laravel Cashier includes the ability to generate PDF invoices through the dompdf PHP package. A bug has been discovered in dompdf when used in PHP 7.1, and it causes an “A non-numeric value encountered” exception. Based on the issue report and the subsequent pull request a fix is now in their develop branch. However, Cashier …

Checking the Code Complexity of your App
Development Tools / January 10, 2017

Checking the Code Complexity of your App

Taylor Otwell recently made a post comparing the code complexity between Laravel and other frameworks. The tool he used to generate these reports is called phploc and it’s very easy to run on your own code base. I decided as a means of comparison I would run that on the codebase for this site and …

Laravel Auth Redirection
Laravel Tutorials / January 09, 2017

Laravel Auth Redirection

When you use Laravel’s built-in Auth system, it provides a redirectTo property on the LoginController, RegisterController, and ResetPasswordController. This property allows you to define the location you want your users sent to after they complete the action. Inside of Laravel this is setup and implemented through a RedirectsUsers trait and a minor improvement has been …

Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively
Opinion / January 08, 2017

Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively

As the community grows, there are many resources available to help you learn Laravel. That’s great! But, how do you choose the best one? Which will be the best use of your time to read or watch? For those new to the framework, I’m sure these questions are on your mind, here are seven tips …

Bear: Beautiful Note Taking App for iPhone, iPad and Mac
Development Tools / January 07, 2017

Bear: Beautiful Note Taking App for iPhone, iPad and Mac

I am a fiddly writer. I store all of my written prose as text files in Dropbox. Not only are my writings saved for many future generations, but I am not locked into any particular writing ecosystem. I can switch between various writing apps (which happens often) with ease. Hopefully, these small details on how …

Laravel Scheduler Adds Support for Running Hourly Tasks on a Certain Minute
News / January 06, 2017

Laravel Scheduler Adds Support for Running Hourly Tasks on a Certain Minute

Laravel Scheduler now includes a new method hourlyAt that will allow you to define the minute within the hour that a task should run.

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