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New Route Methods introduced in Laravel 5.5
Laravel 5.5 / October 31, 2017

New Route Methods introduced in Laravel 5.5

Laravel 5.5 shipped a couple of convenient shortcuts to the Laravel Router class that eliminates the need for creating a controller or closure only to return a simple view or redirect. If you missed them in the release notes, let’s look at them briefly, they are sure to simplify your code and remove a couple of files.

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Vessel is a Lightweight Docker Environment for Laravel
Laravel Packages / October 30, 2017

Vessel is a Lightweight Docker Environment for Laravel

Vessel is a new package by Chris Fidao—the author of Server for Hackers and Shipping Docker—that makes working with Docker in your Laravel projects a breeze.

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Command Line Search Tools for Programmers
Development Tools / October 27, 2017

Command Line Search Tools for Programmers

Learn about five command line search tools for programmers, including grep, ack, The Silver Searcher, Sift, and RipGrep.

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Continuous Testing Dashboard for Laravel
Laravel Packages / October 26, 2017

Continuous Testing Dashboard for Laravel

Tests Watcher is a continuous testing dashboard made with Laravel by Antonio Carlos Ribeiro. According to the author, think of it as “Laravel Horizon for all of your tests.” It supports PHPUnit, Laravel Dusk, PhpSpec, Behat, Atoum, and any test framework executed in the terminal. This project isn’t only for PHP, you could integrate this dashboard with Jest or Rake tests, for example.

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Announcing Laracon Online 2018
Laracon / October 25, 2017

Announcing Laracon Online 2018

Coming back for 2018 is the one-day Laracon Online conference that will be held on February 7, 2018. Just like last year, the event will be hosted entirely online and no matter where you live you can now take part in a Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

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Reload Your Laravel Tinker Session with Tinx
Laravel Packages / October 24, 2017

Reload Your Laravel Tinker Session with Tinx

Laravel Tinx is a new package by Anders Jürisoo that allows you to reload a Laravel Tinker shell from inside of tinker and gives you automatic shortcuts for things like first(), find(), and search().

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CMS for any website, on any platform (sponsor)
Sponsor / October 23, 2017

CMS for any website, on any platform (sponsor)

Component IO is a modular content management system (CMS) you can add to any website, with any tech stack, language, or framework. It saves developers time by enabling clients and team members to make content edits on their own.

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Vue 2.5 Released
News / October 20, 2017

Vue 2.5 Released

Evan You announced the release of Vue 2.5 last week with TypeScript and Error handling, environment-agnostic server-side rendering (i.e., php-v8js), and many other nice features. It’s a great time to be a Vue.js developer, and things just keep getting better! This release is jam-packed with awesome improvements that you should dig into further at the end of the article.

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Optimize Your Application with Laravel Page Speed
News / October 19, 2017

Optimize Your Application with Laravel Page Speed

Laravel Page Speed is a package by Renato Marinho for optimizing your Laravel site automatically. Page Speed is inspired by Google’s mod_pagespeed, and provides some of the same rules (with more planned) through a series of middleware.

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Bootstrap Laravel 5 Packages with Bootpack
Laravel Packages / October 18, 2017

Bootstrap Laravel 5 Packages with Bootpack

Bootpack is a Laravel 5 package bootstraper by Erik Campobadal that helps you create new Laravel 5 packages with a composer file, version control, autoloading, and a package service provider.

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