Laravel Forge API
News / February 28, 2017

Laravel Forge API

Laravel Forge just announced it’s first official API that allows you to create and interact with your servers and sites. This was a highly requested feature and the API includes support for all the features Forge provides including Servers, Services, Daemons, Firewall Rules, Sites, SSL, and more. To get started login to your Forge account …

Homestead V5.0.0 Is Released
News / February 28, 2017

Homestead V5.0.0 Is Released

A new version of Homestead has been released: version 5.0.1. The base box has been upgraded to version 2.0.0. Holy version numbers Batman! In keeping with Semantic Versioning for both Homestead and Settler, the number of changes warrants a major version change. For the most part (Your mileage may vary, but I’m sure it’s easier …

A guide to a collaborative debugging workflow with Bugsnag
Laravel Tutorials / February 27, 2017

A guide to a collaborative debugging workflow with Bugsnag

It’s essential to have good error monitoring in place in order to understand application stability, and be aware when bugs impact your users. But monitoring your application for errors is only one piece of the debugging process — you also need to take action and fix these bugs to improve your software quality. To do …

No Really, It’s Okay to Be Unavailable
Career / February 24, 2017

No Really, It’s Okay to Be Unavailable

We live in an uber-connected world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve complained about shoddy Wi-Fi or the fact that Twitter is down. As much as I love the connection provided by the web and various technologies, somewhere along the way we became terrified of being unavailable. We have to check email maniacally, …

Cloudflare has been leaking custom HTTPS sessions
News / February 23, 2017

Cloudflare has been leaking custom HTTPS sessions

Cloudflare has reported that under certain circumstances their edge servers were running past the end of a buffer and returning memory that contained private information such as HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data. And some of that data had been cached by search engines. Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero …

Tips For Building Your First Laravel Package
Laravel Tutorials / February 23, 2017

Tips For Building Your First Laravel Package

Laravel is a powerful and modern framework. It has tons of different features, which make our work faster and easier. But you can’t push everything into the single box. At one time or another, we’ve all been in need of something not implemented in the framework out of the box. So, you’re writing code by …

Laracon Online – Last Day For Early Bird Tickets
Laracon / February 22, 2017

Laracon Online – Last Day For Early Bird Tickets

Today is the last chance for you to join over 3,000 developers and get an early bird ticket to Laracon Online for just $10. Each ticket purchase includes access to the live event video, conference swag, and a special Slack channel for hanging out and mingling during the event. With your ticket, you can sit …

Laravel 5.5 Will Be The Next LTS Release
Laravel 5.5 / February 20, 2017

Laravel 5.5 Will Be The Next LTS Release

Version 5.1 was Laravel’s first LTS release and its two-year window of bug fixes are coming to an end this year. There have been a few people questioning if another LTS would be released and version 5.5 would be the next in line if it did happen. Just today Laravel announced on Twitter that Laravel …

Easily Create Stripe Tokens and Cards For Testing
Laravel Packages / February 20, 2017

Easily Create Stripe Tokens and Cards For Testing

When you are building a payment flow with Stripe there are a lot of different flows for you to test. These include successful charges and a plethora of failed options. Such as invalid CVC, invalid address, expired cards, declines, and more. To make testing all these different flows easier, Jacob Bennett created a StripeTestToken package …

Stripe Elements – A set of pre-built components to easily accept credit cards
News / February 18, 2017

Stripe Elements – A set of pre-built components to easily accept credit cards

Stripe Elements is a recently launched set of pre-built UI components that allows you to securely collect credit card details. This is designed to make taking credit cards easier than ever. Here is a screenshot of the component: Previously, with Stripe.js you had to build your form by including all the input fields, validation, and …