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Laravel 5.6.26 Released
News / June 25, 2018

Laravel 5.6.26 Released

Laravel 5.6.26 was released June 20th with allowing the passing of the recipient name in mail notifications; the table name is now passed to post-migration create hooks, array/collections are now allowed in ‘Auth::attempt()’, and more. Learn more about the new features, changes, and fixes in this release.

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Built with Jigsaw – the Ultimate Showcase of Web Sites Built with Jigsaw
News / June 22, 2018

Built with Jigsaw – the Ultimate Showcase of Web Sites Built with Jigsaw

“Built with Jigsaw” is a gallery of websites made with Jigsaw, and includes helpful articles about using Jigsaw. Learn more about Jigsaw and creating static sites using the familiar Laravel Blade syntax and tools like Laravel Mix.

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Laravel Tenancy – Multi-Tenant Package for Laravel
Laravel Packages / June 21, 2018

Laravel Tenancy – Multi-Tenant Package for Laravel

Laravel Tenancy is a package by Daniël Klabbers, Paulo Trajano, and Bertrand Kintanar, for making your Laravel application multi-tenant. Learn about getting started with this package and its highlight features.

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PHPConsole is a Programming and Live Coding Companion
News / June 20, 2018

PHPConsole is a Programming and Live Coding Companion

PHPConsole is a neat Windows desktop application GUI for writing, reading, and executing PHP code by Josiah Ovye Yahaya. Learn more about this application that can help beginners learn how to program and is useful for live code presentations.

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Automatically Open Files on Artisan “Make” Commands
Laravel Packages / June 19, 2018

Automatically Open Files on Artisan “Make” Commands

“Open on Make” is a neat little package by Andrew Huggins that makes it easy to have newly created files open in your editor of choice. When you run commands like ‘php artisan make:controller’, this package will listen for the command and open the file in the editor that you configure.

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Laravel Eloquent Status Package
News / June 18, 2018

Laravel Eloquent Status Package

The Laravel Eloquent Status package by Rasmus Christoffer Nielsen is a package that helps you check the state and status of eloquent models without cluttering them. Learn more details about this package and how to use it in your own Laravel projects to define and check model statuses.

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Laravel Breadcrumbs Package
News / June 15, 2018

Laravel Breadcrumbs Package

Laravel Breadcrumbs is a package by Dave James Miller that makes adding breadcrumb navigation to your application (relatively) painless with a simple API. Learn about this packages’ features and how to use it in you Laravel applications.

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PHP 7.3: Trailing Commas in Function Calls
News / June 14, 2018

PHP 7.3: Trailing Commas in Function Calls

Well PHP 7.3 won’t have arrow functions (that would be dreamy). However, trailing commas in function calls is an excellent addition coming to PHP 7.3. In PHP 7.3, trailing commas in function calls will be valid syntax. That is to say, you can use trailing commas when calling functions, but not defining them. Let’s go over the new allows trailing comma syntax coming to PHP 7.3.

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Laravel JSON – A Simple Wrapper Around JSON for Catching Errors
Laravel Packages / June 13, 2018

Laravel JSON – A Simple Wrapper Around JSON for Catching Errors

When we wrote “PHP 7.3: A Look at JSON Error Handling,” Jan Östlund mentioned a package he wrote called Laravel JSON. The Laravel JSON package makes encoding and decoding JSON a breeze with exceptions thrown on error immediately. Learn more about how this package provides convenience around working with JSON parsing.

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PHP 7.3: A Look at JSON Error Handling
News / June 12, 2018

PHP 7.3: A Look at JSON Error Handling

One of the new features coming to PHP 7.3 is better error handling for ‘json_encode()’ and ‘json_decode()’. The RFC (https://wiki.php.net/rfc/json_throw_on_error) was unanimously accepted by a 23 to 0 vote. Let’s take a look at how we handle JSON errors in <= PHP 7.2, and the new improvements coming in PHP 7.3.

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