The Laravel Homestead project just tagged the release of version 6.0.0 along with Settler 3.0. Homestead 6 now supports multiple versions of PHP on the same virtual machine. Learn how to configure different PHP versions and which versions are supported.Read more…
A new return type will be supported in Laravel 5.5 routes: the “Responsable” interface. This contract allows objects to be converted to an HTTP response instance when returned from a controller or route closure. A “Responsable” object needs to implement a toResponse() method which represents the object as an HTTP response.Read more…
Image optimization can greatly improve site performance, and is one of the most common issues I see in Google pagespeed insights reports. Sometimes images can be reduced by 50% or more, yet, it can be difficult to string various tools together to optimize images in web applications. Enter Spatie’s image-optimizer PHP package: “This package can optimize PNGs, JPGs, SVGs and GIFs by running them through a chain of various image optimization tools.”
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Yesterday, the PHP team released the first beta of the 7.2.0 release. From the announcement this version builds on previous releases with the following: The much-anticipated Sodium extension Opcache improvements Countable support for DOMNodeList and DOMNamedNodeMap Improved handling for invalid UTF8 in json_decode() And many bugfixes… If you have the ability, they encourage you to …
Roles and permissions are an important part of many web applications. Laravel historically had a lot of packages for them and improved the core code as well. So what is the situation on this market today? What packages are the best to use? I’ve picked two.Read more…
Laravel V5.4.29 is now released and available. This is a maintenance release but it includes two new Blade Directives, a `–force` option on some of the “make” commands, and more.Read more…
Today the JetBrains team released PhpStorm 2017.2, the second major update for PhpStorm in 2017. This release brings improvements when working with Composer, Docker Compose, reworked polymorphic types support, automatically run PHPUnit tests and many other enhancements.Read more…
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