Laravel Homestead Version 6 Released
Laravel / July 31, 2017

Laravel Homestead Version 6 Released

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.

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Freelancing Conference (sponsor)
Sponsor / July 31, 2017

Freelancing Conference (sponsor)

This conference is specifically created to help amazing entrepreneurs like you – consultants, freelancers, and agencies. It consists of a variety of sessions covering exciting topics to help you grow your freelancing business.

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Laravel Valet v2.0.5 is released
News / July 28, 2017

Laravel Valet v2.0.5 is released

Laravel Valet 2.0.5 is now released and available. This version includes support for PHP 7.2, Favicons, and other improvements.

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Introducing Laravel Horizon
Laravel / July 25, 2017

Introducing Laravel Horizon

The moment everyone in the Laravel community has been waiting for has finally arrived! Learn about the just-released Laravel Horizon news in this overview introduction.

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Laravel 5.5 Responsable Interface for Responses
Laravel 5.5 / July 25, 2017

Laravel 5.5 Responsable Interface for Responses

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.

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Image Optimization With Spatie Laravel Image Optimizer
Laravel Tutorials / July 24, 2017

Image Optimization With Spatie Laravel Image Optimizer

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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PHP Released v7.2.0 Beta 1
News / July 21, 2017

PHP Released v7.2.0 Beta 1

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 …

Two Best Laravel Packages to Manage Roles/Permissions
Laravel Packages / July 20, 2017

Two Best Laravel Packages to Manage Roles/Permissions

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.

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Laravel v5.4.29 is Released with Two New Blade Directives
News / July 19, 2017

Laravel v5.4.29 is Released with Two New Blade Directives

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.

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PhpStorm 2017.2 is released
News / July 19, 2017

PhpStorm 2017.2 is released

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.

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