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A Package for Laravel Blade Extension Classes
Laravel Packages / November 30, 2017

A Package for Laravel Blade Extension Classes

I created a Blade Extension package that allows you to register Blade extension classes in the service container that automatically get registered with the Blade compiler. The concept isn’t revolutionary by any means, but I like how it organizes my project-specific blade extensions into service container classes.

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TLDR Pages: Simplified and Community-Driven Man pages
Development Tools / November 29, 2017

TLDR Pages: Simplified and Community-Driven Man pages

The TLDR pages (too long; didn’t read) is a command-line project that aims to simplify man pages with useful, terse examples of commands. This CLI tool gives me even less reason to memorize the `tar` and `curl` flags.

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Laracon US 2018 is Announced
News / November 28, 2017

Laracon US 2018 is Announced

The Laracon US 2018 site is now live and the early information is available for the event. It will be held in Chicago Illinois, July 25-26, 2018. The current speaker line up includes Taylor Otwell, Jason Fried, Adam Wathan, and Matt Stauffer, and a CFP is open if you’d like to be on this list. …

Laravel 5.5.22 Released
News / November 28, 2017

Laravel 5.5.22 Released

Laravel v5.5.22 was released yesterday with some helpful methods to return a file from storage as a response, and some nice database additions. Learn more about the highlight additions and the full changelog.

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Laravel Homestead 6.6.0 Released
News / November 27, 2017

Laravel Homestead 6.6.0 Released

Laravel Homestead v6.6.0 was released over the weekend, most notably adding self-signed wildcard SSL certificates and Symfony 4 support. Learn more about the full release details and updating your installation.

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Laravel Black Friday Deals
News / November 23, 2017

Laravel Black Friday Deals

There are quite a few Black Friday deals going around the Laravel community this week, here’s a quick list.

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Announcing Laracon Australia 2018
Laracon / November 22, 2017

Announcing Laracon Australia 2018

On the Laravel News Podcast #50, Michael Dyrynda announced Laracon’s first trip “down under” in October 2018. I was able to catch up with Michael and ask him some questions about the event preparations and signup details.

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Learn Node, React for Beginners, and ES6 for Everyone is 50% off!
Deals / November 21, 2017

Learn Node, React for Beginners, and ES6 for Everyone is 50% off!

Wes Bos is running a deal on all of his wildly successful courses, Learn Node, React for Beginners, and ES6 for Everyone. The Black Friday sale started Monday: Learn Node is $69 (regularly $139) React for Beginners $69 (regularly $139) ES6 for Everyone $69 (regularly $139) Tens of thousands of developers have taken these courses …

Using Named Routes in a Lumen Test
News / November 20, 2017

Using Named Routes in a Lumen Test

When writing tests in Lumen, I recently discovered that the `route()` helper doesn’t work with tests out-of-the-box. I prefer to define named routes and make requests against them in my tests. In this post, learn how to bootstrap the request instance in order to use named routes in your Lumen tests.

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Laracasts: Free Visual Studio Code Course
Development Tools / November 17, 2017

Laracasts: Free Visual Studio Code Course

Laracasts launched a free seventeen part series on Visual Studio Code and if you’ve been wanting to learn more about this editor it’d be a great place to learn all the in and outs on getting it set up for PHP development.

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