Hacktoberfest 2017
News / September 29, 2017

Hacktoberfest 2017

Hacktoberfest 2017 is here for a month-long festival of supporting and contributing to open-source. Digital Ocean is partnering with GitHub again this year to support open source software contributions. If you contribute four pull requests in October to any public repo on GitHub, you will get a limited edition T-shirt. You might also catch a new passion for working on open-source in the process!

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Testing Laravel Middleware with HTTP Tests
Laravel Tutorials / September 28, 2017

Testing Laravel Middleware with HTTP Tests

Writing HTTP tests in Laravel is so easy and convenient, and I find myself doing more testing at this level. In this post, I’d like to demonstrate a practical example of testing a middleware using HTTP tests.

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Hyper 2.0 Has Been Released
News / September 27, 2017

Hyper 2.0 Has Been Released

Hyper terminal 2.0 stable just got released on all platforms this week. The most significant update is migrating from hterm to xterm.js, a full xterm terminal using web technologies.

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Laravel v5.5.13 released
News / September 26, 2017

Laravel v5.5.13 released

Laravel v5.5.13 was tagged yesterday (9/24/2017) to address an ongoing issue related to a security fix released in v5.5.11. You should upgrade to this version if you initially updated to v5.5.11 or v5.5.12.

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Measure Anything in Laravel with StatsD
Laravel Tutorials / September 25, 2017

Measure Anything in Laravel with StatsD

I want to show you some tools and techniques you can use to measure anything and everything that you want in your Laravel applications with StatsD. These ideas are simple and not new; yet, I believe that the simplicity and power are what makes StatsD great.

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Laracon EU 2017 Talk Videos are now on Youtube
News / September 22, 2017

Laracon EU 2017 Talk Videos are now on Youtube

The speaker videos from Laracon EU are now freely available on YouTube.

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The Future of HHVM and Hack
News / September 22, 2017

The Future of HHVM and Hack

With the final sunsetting of PHP 5 on the horizon (end of 2018), the HHVM team will ship their last version that supports PHP 5 and they outlined their project goals going forward (emphasis added): PHP7 is charting a new course away from PHP5, and we want to do the same, via a renewed focus …

Laravel 5.5.11 Released with a Security Fix
News / September 21, 2017

Laravel 5.5.11 Released with a Security Fix

Laravel tagged a 5.5.11 release including a security fix. The fix is related to a possible timing attacks on the remember_me token verification process.

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Laravel 5.6 Will Remove the Artisan Optimize Command
Laravel 5.6 / September 21, 2017

Laravel 5.6 Will Remove the Artisan Optimize Command

The Artisan optimize command is deprecated as of Laravel 5.5, and a commit in master has already removed it from 5.6. Learn more about why the optimize command was removed and what you need to do in order to remove it from your applications.

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Voyager 1.0 Released
News / September 20, 2017

Voyager 1.0 Released

Laravel Voyager has reached a version 1.0. And, just in case you haven’t heard of Voyager, Voyager is an awesome Laravel Admin package that can help you with all your administrative tasks such as adding users, editing users, managing permissions, uploading files, creating menus, and so much more!

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