Now that the roaring ’20s are in full swing and 2019 is in the rearview mirror, it’s a good time for us to share some of the stats and highlights from the last year. But before we do that I wanted to send a big Thank You to everyone that makes this site possible. The authors, the readers, the sponsors, the developers creating packages, and everyone else! Laravel News is only possible because of you and we can’t possibly show how much we appreciate you.
On the Laravel News site, traffic continued to increase and 2019 had the most visits yet! I believe a lot of that is because Laravel continues to grow throughout the world. Here are the stats that WordPress is reporting and I believe the actual traffic is larger but many developers are running blockers.
Besides the site traffic, all the other channels increased as well. The newsletter continued gaining subscribers, the podcast gained listeners, and we hope that in 2020 we can make everything even better.
2019 saw a lot of new content and here is a list of some of the cool packages, resources, and tutorials that came out over the year. Hopefully, it makes scrolling through and seeing the highlights easy.
If you use the MySQL command line tool, but also like things like auto-completion and syntax highlighting, you should check out mycli.
The Accountant composer package is a Laravel accountably package for your Eloquent models by developer Quetzy Garcia. This package is a convenient way to keep track of Eloquent model changes.
Having a fast test suite can be just as important as having a fast application. As a developer, getting feedback quickly about the state of your code allows for a much quicker development turnaround. Here we are going to run through some tips you can implement today to make your tests run faster.
Nova Translation is a tool for Laravel Nova which allows you full control over your translations when using Laravel’s localization functionality.
Learn how to build a Laravel Translation package
Laravel Translations Loader is a web pack loader to import your Laravel translation files (PHP or JSON) by Luís Dalmolin and Kirschbaum Development Group.
I recently needed a quick reCAPTCHA field for a public-facing form that I wanted to protect from bot spam. In the past, I’ve used a Laravel package from the community. However, I went hunting again for different Laravel packages that make setting up Google’s reCAPTCHA even easier than it already is.
Laravel-lang is a collection of over 68 language translations for Laravel by developer Fred Delrieu (caouecs), including authentication, pagination, passwords, and validation rules.
Laravel Mailbox is a package by Marcel Pociot for handling incoming emails in your Laravel application.
Let’s look at some strategies to test integrations between third-party webhooks and local web applications.
Starting in Laravel 5.8, the time to live (TTL) used when passing an integer to cache drivers will be in seconds instead of minutes. We will go over what you can do now to be prepared ahead of the 5.8 release next month.
You probably haven’t noticed yet, but the Laravel News website just got a fresh coat of paint. We just launched a full one-to-one CSS refactor using Tailwind CSS under the hood!
Laravel 5.8 deprecated the global string and array helpers
Romega Digital released a package to make it easier to create subdomain-based multitenancy in your Laravel applications.
The Vue team announced the release of Vue version 2.6, which includes a new syntax for Vue slots.
Laravel Translation Sheet is a package by Nassif Bourguig for translating Laravel language files using Google Sheets.
Let’s go over a few concepts to help you understand the full power that you have at your fingertips with the Laravel scheduler.
The Laravel Options package from Appstract is a global database key-value options store for Laravel.
Laravel Favicon is a package by Marcel Pociot that enables you to create dynamic favicons based on your environment settings.
Laravel Thinker Server is a package by Marcel Pociot that enables you to tinker with your variables in real-time while working on your Laravel app.
In this series, learn how to build a Vue SPA.
In Laravel 5.8 you won’t need to register policies in the ‘AuthServiceProvider’ class.
Snipe Migrations is a Laravel package by Dustin Fraker for “blazing fast” database migrations for tests.
Compiled blade templates in Laravel 5.8 will include the blade template path for improved debugging.
Laravel 5.8 is now released and available to everyone. This release includes several new features along with the latest bug fixes and improvements to the framework’s core.
The Laravel team shipped Horizon 3.0 yesterday, featuring a new dark night mode and other improvements.
PHPUnit SpeedTrap is a package by John Kary that reports on slow-running tests in your PHPUnit test suite.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.3 yesterday adding a ‘countBy()’ collection method and a few protected methods to Laravel framework classes.
Bagisto is an open-source E-commerce platform built on top of Laravel and Vue.js by Webkul.
GitDown is a simple package for parsing (GitHub-flavored) Markdown in PHP by Caleb Porzio.
The Laravel team released v5.8.4 yesterday with a new collection join method and an HTTP Kernel middleware getter.
Sublime Text 3.2 builds off of Sublime Merge adding first-class Git integration, incremental diffing, new theme functionality around diffs, and block caret support.
Homestead Fifty Six is a development environment for PHP 5.6 and 7.0 by Homestead maintainer Joe Ferguson.
Freek Van der Herten released a Spatie package last week to help you create zip files containing personal data in your Laravel applications.
Laravel Flash is a new package to flash messages, a message that is carried over to the next request by storing it in the session, in your Laravel apps. This package is lightweight with a simple API.
Tailwind announced the 1.0.0 beta release leading up to the upcoming 1.0.0 stable version. Learn more about the anticipated 1.0 release of Tailwind.
The Laravel Postal Code Validation package by Choraimy Kroonstuiver makes validating postal codes is a breeze.
Laravel Vouchers is a package by Marcel Pociot that allows users to redeem vouchers that are bound to models.
Vue Devtools 5.0 is here! Learn about what’s new and improved in the biggest Vue Devtools release yet.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.8 yesterday with a new query builder method along with the latest fixes and changes in the 5.8 branch.
MailEclipse is a mailable editor package for your Laravel applications to create and manage mailables using a web UI.
JetBrains announced the release of PhpStorm 2019.1 this week with debugging support for Blade (and Twig) templates and a new predefined Laravel code style configuration.
Blade Filters is a Laravel package that adds the concept of filters to your Blade templates.
Unified Transform is an open-source school management platform built with Laravel 5.5.
Podcasts are a great way of keeping up with your favorite topics and Laravel is no exception. As a community, we have a lot of great podcasts to listen to and in this post, we highlight ten of the most popular Laravel Podcasts.
The Laravel team released v5.8.10 and this release includes two new features. A “replicating” model event and “NotificationFake” is now macroable.
Cloner is a trait for Laravel Eloquent models that lets you clone a model, and it’s relationships, including files. Even to another database.
Matt Stauffer announced that his book Laravel Up and Running Second Edition is available in ebook format, and the print book should ship some time in mid-April 2019.
Laravel Search String is a package by Loris Leiva that generates database queries based on one unique string using a simple and customizable syntax.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.11 yesterday with the ability to call date macros directly on the Date facade, a configurable lock on the local filesystem adapter, and the tracking of the exit code on scheduled event commands.
Laravel Craftsman is a CLI for easily crafting Laravel assets for any project (artisan make on steroids) by Mike Erickson.
In honor of Tax day in the United States, let’s look at a Laravel package for working with money.
On the Build Your SaaS podcast Justin Jackson sits down with Taylor to talk about how Laravel got started and how it went from a side project into a full-time affair.
The Laravel team released the 400th release of Laravel (v5.8.12) yesterday with a new duplicates() collection method and other new features, fixes, and changes to the framework.
Guzzler is a testing library specifically for Guzzle written by Adam Kelso.
Laravel 5.8.13 includes a new ‘@error’ Blade directive and a revert of the “in” and “not in” query builder.
Laravel Favicon Extractor is a package by Stefan Bauer that provides a convenient way to extract a favicon from any website and save it to the configured storage filesystem in your project.
Laraberg is a Laravel package by Maurice Wijnia that aims to provide an easy way to integrate the Gutenberg editor in Laravel projects
Junges Laravel ACL is a package by Mateus Junges that helps you to associate users with permissions and permission groups.
In a recent project, I needed a way to allow users to send emails with their SMTP credentials. The goal with this was to give all the outgoing emails a more personal touch and look like it came directly from an organization versus a generic one for the web app.
In this tutorial, I am going to walk through how to build a custom flash message component using Vue.js and TailwindCSS.
Let’s look at how Laravel helps us write controllers that force a user download without creating a file on the server and how to write tests for streamed downloads.
The PHP Core team has now officially approved the addition of short arrow functions and they are hoping to have this available in PHP 7.4.
Laravel Mix Alias is an NPM package that provides a convenience method around WebPack’s ‘resolve.alias’ configuration.
Laravel Google Translate is a package that provides an artisan console command to translate your localization files with Google’s translation API.
Laravel Auto Translate is a Laravel package to translate your language files using a translator service.
The Laravel team released Laravel v5.8.16 yesterday with new migration events and adds the ‘Renderable’ contract to the MailMessage class.
The PhpStorm IDE v2019.1.2 was released yesterday with support for composer execution using Docker and a Blade template debugging fix.
The RFC vote for spread operator support in Array expressions was overwhelmingly in favor of adding this feature to PHP 7.4.
Tailwind CSS, the utility-first framework, just released v1.0 and you can start using it today!
Laravel Process Stamp is a package by Tom Schlick which makes it easy to track which process created or updated a model record in your database.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.17 yesterday with a new Tappable trait, a dumpHeaders test method, and quite a few other new features.
PHP Insights is the perfect starting point to analyze the code quality of your PHP projects. Carefully crafted to simplify the analysis of your code directly from your terminal.
Laravel Keyable is a package by Liran Cohen that enables you to add API keys to any model and associate incoming requests with their respective model.
Laravel Enum by Andrea Marco Sartori is a Laravel package for generating enum-php classes.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.18 with HTML as a valid extension option for views.
The Array Redactor package is a PHP library by Mark Townsend to redact array values by their keys.
Laravel Actions is a package which introduces a new way of organizing the logic of your Laravel applications by focusing on the actions your applications provide.
The Laravel team released Laravel 5.8.19 with an update that improves performance on large bulk inserts with Eloquent.
Laravel Cashier for Mollie is a first-party Cashier package—created and maintained by Sander van Hooft—which provides an expressive, fluent interface to subscriptions using Mollie’s billing services.
Laravel SNS Events is a package that allows you to listen to Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) webhooks via Laravel Events.
In the latest release of Laravel Mix (v4.0.16), support for dynamic imports was added out of the box. Learn how you can use code-splitting to ship much smaller initial bundles (kilobytes instead of megabytes) and improve load-times significantly for those users.
The Laravel team released v5.8.20 yesterday with a performance improvement to the Arr::collapse() method along with the latest weekly additions, changes, and fixes.
GitHub released GitHub Desktop 2.0, the next major version of their Git GUI client. This release includes two of the most requested features: stashing and rebasing.
Laravel Pipe Dream is a dev package by Anders Jürisoo to create Laravel application schemas rapidly.
Easily set up SEO in your Laravel applications with the code4mk/lara-head package by Mostafa Kamal.
You can easily manage git hooks in your composer configuration file with the Composer Git Hooks package by Ezinwa Okpoechi.
Laravel Persistent Configuration is a package by Paul Klimov that provides persistent configuration for Laravel.
The Laravel team released v5.8.22 yesterday with a new morphWith() method to eager load relationships of morphed models. Learn about the latest new features in Laravel 5.8!
Sometimes you might create a file that is unexpectedly ignored by git. Although it doesn’t happen often, it can be tricky to figure out which .gitignore file is responsible for ignoring a file in your project. It is super easy once you know about a handy git command!
Have you ever wondered how the maintainers of Laravel manage the project? Dries Vints has created a video of him managing issues. The first part covers tips when you are posting new issues and the second part shows the actual issue handling.
The gocanto/converter composer package by Gustavo Ocanto is an immutable PHP currency converter that’s data-agnostic.
Spatie released two new packages aimed at helping developers send and receive webhooks in Laravel: laravel-webhook-server and laravel-webhook-client. If you either need to provide webhooks to consumers of your application or if you need to consume them yourself, consider using these packages either independently or in tandem.
The Laravel Factory Helper package by Marcel Pociot helps you generate Laravel test factories from your existing models.
The Laravel team released v5.8.24 yesterday with new TestResponse features and other miscellaneous quality of life improvements.
Laravel Blade Helper is a package by Liam Hammett and provides an easier way to define custom blade directives.
Eloquent UUID is a package by Matt Inamdar that is a simple drop-in solution for providing UUID (version 4) support for the IDs of your Eloquent models.
Validation Composite is a package by Paul Klimov that allows uniting several validation rules into a single one for easy reuse.
The Laravel team released v5.8.25 this week with the ability to output the route:list report in JSON format and improvements for asserting view data in tests.
Assert is a composer package by Benjamin Eberlei which serves as a “thin assertion library for input validation in business models.”
Laravel Redirects is a package by Andrei Badea that allows you to create simple or multiple nested redirects for your Laravel application.
Subscribable Notifications is a Laravel package by Peter Fox for adding unsubscribe links to notifications.
The Laravel Homestead project tagged the release of version 9.0, adding back support for PHP v5.6 and v7.0 and added a new “feature” syntax to install optional services.
The Laravel team released v5.8.27 with a whereHasMorph() method to work with polymorphic Eloquent relationships (MorphTo).
Laravel Prequel is a package by Quinten Justus that provides a database management GUI for your Laravel app.
We continue this series finishing up the last part of basic CRUD in a Vue SPA: creating new users.
The Laravel team released v5.8.28 yesterday with new collection methods for merge and replacement, and the Tappable trait on TestResponse.
Laravel Model Settings is a package by Lorand Gombos to provide model settings configuration in a database field or a separate database table.
Fast Node Manager (FNM) is a fast and simple Node.js version manager, built-in native ReasonML.
Circuit Breaker PHP is a package by Leonardo Carmo which implements the Circuit breaker design pattern using Redis as the backend.
Laravel Media is a package by Jack Robertson for attaching files to eloquent models.
Flexible Content is a Laravel Nova package offered by Whitecube, allowing you to group several Nova Field Types into a single “Flexible Field”.
Today at Laracon, Taylor announced Laravel 6 will be coming out in August and it will be version 6.0
Today we’ll look at another UUID package by James Mills which differs from the other package we’ve shared. The thing I like about this package is the use of a trait vs. using inheritance to accomplish adding UUIDs to models.
Frequently I want to look at the folder context of a file I am editing in my code editor. I often use shortcuts like “Go to symbol” or “Go to anything” to open a file most of the time. However, what if I want to see the context of the file within the project folders?
The Laravel Firewall package by Denis Duliçi is a package with various different middleware that do things like prevent various types of attacks.
Tailwind v1.1.0 has been released with some cool new features and a couple of bug fixes. This is the first feature release since the v1.0 release and it comes with Screenreader utilities, Placeholder utilities, and much more.
The Feature Flags package for Laravel by Peter Fox helps you handle Feature Flags in your Laravel applications.
Nova v2.0.10 is now released and it allows a correct sending of the
editMode parameters when creating, updating, attach and updating requests attached by Nova.
Tailwind.run() is an online service by Utkarsh Kukreti providing “fiddle” or “pen” style features for Tailwind CSS in the browser, even allowing build-time configuration features interactively.
Laravel Love has been reimagined and now has more advanced features that we thought it worth looking at the package again.
Aire is a Laravel form builder package by Chris Morrell with features like data binding and an expressive syntax.
The next major version of Laravel Cashier (v10) was released yesterday with significant improvements including support for new Stripe APIs and support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulations in the EU.
The creator of Laravel Shift and Laracon speaker Jason McCreary announced the release of his course Confident Laravel – from no tests to confidently tested.
Earlier this week Jonathan Reinink announced the first release of Inertia.js (v0.1), a framework for quickly building modern single-page React and Vue.js applications using classic server-sider routing and controllers.
Eloquent Hashids is a package by Mohammad Ali Tavassoli that give you on-the-fly hashids for Laravel Eloquent models.
Laravel Web Tinker is a package by Spatie for running the Laravel Tinker REPL (read-eval-print loop) environment in your browser.
The Laravel team released v5.8.33 this week with new capabilities added to the email validation rule, along with the latest changes and fixes for the Laravel v5.8 release.
Some Laracon US 2019 videos are now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure (seriously, these are some fantastic talks). Along with videos, the community now has access to thousands of photos of the event as well!
The Laravel Custom Casts package by Vladimir Ković enables you to make your own custom cast types in Eloquent models.
Laravel HATEOAS is a package by Günther Debrauwer which exposes the authorization logic of your REST API using HATEOAS links.
Coming to Laravel 6.0 is a few improvements to Eloquent Subqueries. In this post, Jonathan Reinink covers all you need to know about the changes and how to utilize them in your app.
As part of Laracon EU 2019, Freek Van der Herten and Marcel Pociot announced their latest open-source package, Ignition.
The Laravel team is proud to announce the release of Laravel 6 and it’s now available to everyone.
Laravel Cashier for Mollie officially released version 1.0 earlier this week!
You might have noticed after installing a fresh Laravel 6 application that the ‘make:auth’ command no longer exists. We’ve received lots of messages and emails about this very issue, so I thought I’d write up a quick tutorial on generating auth scaffolding in Laravel 6.
I’ve been using Tailwind CSS professionally almost every day for nearly two years. I love using it and it’s made my development workflow so much better. So I thought I would share some of the benefits I’ve gained by using Tailwind over a traditional framework or custom CSS.
Test Time is a package by Spatie that provides a helper for Carbon v2 to control the flow of time in PHPUnit tests.
Laravel RabbitMQ is a package by Vladimir Yuldashev that provides a Laravel queue driver for RabbitMQ.
This year at Laracon US in NYC Bill Condo sat down with each speaker and did a quick interview. Those have all been posted on our podcast and you can listen to all the interviews in your podcast app of choice or online.
The anik/amqp package by Syed Sirajul Islam Anik is a php-amqplib wrapper that eases the consumption of RabbitMQ.
The Video Platforms parser PHP package by @chojnicki is an easy-to-use SDK for multiple platforms like YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, and more.
ClamAV Validator is a Laravel package by Krishnaprasad MG that provides a custom virus validator based on ClamAV antivirus scanner for file uploads.
Laravel Multilingual Routes is a package by Chin Leung to register multilingual routes for your application.
Fuko\Masked is a small PHP library by Kaloyan Tsvetkov for masking sensitive data by replacing blacklisted elements with a redacted value.
GitHub announced new dependency graph support for PHP repositories with Composer dependencies. This means that PHP repositories will get security alerts, automatic security fixes, dependency insights, and more.
Laravel Stats 2.0 was released recently with a bunch of changes and exciting features!
Laravel Collective has created a package so you can pull the Laravel Error illustrations back into your Laravel project.
Tailwind CSS Custom Forms is a plugin built to provide better default styling for form inputs and make it easier to customize them inside a project using Tailwind. The styling the plugin provides is compatible with all browsers down to IE11 and completely accessible due to really nice focus states.
The laravel-make-scope package by Samson Endale adds a make:scope command to the Artisan console.
Laravel Fireable is a package by Boris Lepikhin that provides “an elegant way to trigger Laravel events based on attributes changes.”
The Laravel team announced the immediate availability of Laravel v6.0.4. This release includes scheduled task events, a new JSON assertion method, and all the latest changes.
ClamAV Scanner for Flysystem is a package by Michael Griego that scans files for malware using the ClamAV antivirus engine.
API Logger is a Laravel package by @aungwinthant that helps in debugging API logs.
AnyMod is a new service with hundreds of ready-to-use modules (“mods”) that act as a fast starting point for your work: CMS, themes, forms, marketing sections, and more. You can add mods to any site (any tech stack) and they work automatically.
Geocod.io the geocoding service created by Mathias Hansen has just released a PHP and Laravel library for integrating with the service. It includes geocoding, reverse geocoding, and data matching for US and Canadian addresses.
Laravel Model States is a Spatie package by Brent Roose that adds advanced state support to Laravel models.
The Laravel team announced the immediate availability of Laravel v6.1.0 with a new eager() method added to Lazy Collections along with the latest updates for Laravel 6.
The Laravel Frontend Presets GitHub organization has a frontend preset for Now UI, a Bootstrap 4 admin template.
Focus Lab released a case study on the branding work behind the new Laravel logo and site design that launched with v6.
Have you ever wondered how to provide API validation errors and translations for different locales? This beginner post will show you how to get started with setting a locale in a stateless Laravel API and testing various locale validation messages.
Laravel Ignition introduces a global ddd() helper available in all Laravel 6 installations and applications that have Ignition 1.9+ installed.
The stancl/tenancy package provides automatic multi-tenancy for your Laravel application.
Laravel released v6.2 yesterday with a new password confirmation feature that enables you to require a logged-in user to re-enter their password before being allowed access to a route. Let’s take the new feature for a spin so you can see how it works.
Laravel Resource Links is a package by Ruben Van Assche and Spatie that adds links to your Laravel API resources without a hassle.
Unobserve is a Laravel package by Stephen Lewis to mute and unmute observers at will.
Back in 2015, we had this custom lettering commissioned for a shirt and it’s been a fan favorite ever since. Today we are happy to bring those for purchase.
Notifiable Exception is a Laravel package by Andrea Marco Sartori to send notifications for certain exceptions.
The Laravel team released v6.2.0 last week with a new password confirmation flow for logged-in users, and callable container objects. Let’s go over some of the other new features we haven’t covered yet, now that the release notes are available.
Laravel Sign in With Apple is a socialite package for integrating Sign in with Apple.
The Laravel team released v6.3.0 this week with locking added to the array cache driver among a few new quality of life additions and fixes.
Laravel IsAuth is a Laravel package by Emre Dipi that provides control to check if a user session is dead before submitting forms. If the session is dead, a modal will prompt the user to login.
Laravel Postcodes is a package by Steve McDougall that provides a validation rule and macro for validating post codes
Laravel Mix Preload is a Laravel package by Sebastian De Deyne and Spatie that adds preload and prefetch links based on your Mix manifest file.
Laravel Notification Channels is a collection of custom notification drivers for Laravel. This is likely the most extensive collection of notification plugins for any framework.
The Laravel team released v6.4 this week with a password reset security fix and the latest new features.
Route Usage for Laravel is a package by Julien Bourdeau for logging route usage patterns in your Laravel application.
Confident Laravel is a course by Jason McCreary that takes you from a project with no tests to confidently tested. Buy it today and learn to build better Laravel applications.
Laravel Validation Rules is a GitHub organization containing a collection of useful validation rules that you can pull into any project quickly and not have to write them yourself.
Laravel Compass is a package by David H. Sianturi providing a REST client inside your Laravel project.
The Laravel team released v6.4.1 this week with the latest additions, changes, and fixes.
Gustavo Ocanto created an HTTP client on top of Guzzle that handles retries and logging.
When adding your event to Laravel Events it no longer requires an image.
Scout APM is excited to launch support for Laravel apps. They’ve been monitoring thousands of Ruby, Python and Elixir apps for years and are thrilled to be bringing their developer-centric tools into the PHP community. Here’s an overview of how to get up and running with Scout in just a few minutes.
The Laravel team released v6.5 this week with the latest new features and changes.
Laravel Multidomain is a package by @gecche that allows a single Laravel Installation to work with multiple HTTP domains.
Let’s go over seven tips for writing better code.
In this tutorial, learn how the Laravel release process works, the move to semver, and more.
The Laravel Validator object-oriented wrapper package by Krzysztof Rewak provides a map of all string rules into chained methods.
The Laravel team released v6.5.1 this week with the latest changes and fixes for Laravel 6.x
Laravel Notify is a flexible flash notification package for Laravel by Arthur Monney.
Nexmo Voice Channel is a package that adds a notification channel to Laravel using Nexmo’s voice API.
Laravel Welcome Notification is a new package by Freek Van der Herten to send a welcome notification to new users.
Taylor Otwell released a new feature for the Laravel Installer v2.3.0 which includes the auth scaffolding using the new –auth flag.
The Laravel team released v6.5.2 this week—this version is a patch version release, containing mostly changes and fixes.
Laravel Initializer is a convenient way to automate installing and updating a Laravel application.
Laravel Snooze is a package by Thomas Kane, which simplifies automating future notifications and reminders in Laravel.
Laravel Trix is a configurable Basecamp Trix Editor (WYSIWYG) delivered effortless to your Laravel application
The Laravel team released v6.6.0 this week with improvements to the “ResponseFactory::view()” method so you can utilize view first, a new “assertDeleted” method for database testing, and more.
The PHP development team announced the immediate availability of PHP 7.4.0 and it comes with numerous improvements and new features including Short Arrow functions, spread operator for arrays, typed properties, and more.
In the next major release of Laravel coming in February 2020, you can customize implicit route model bindings directly in the route definition.
The vemcogroup/laravel-translation package by Henrik B Hansen scans your applications for translations and creates your translation JSON files.
The use-tailwind-preset NPM package by Christopher Pitt is a tiny helper that installs the Tailwind Laravel preset.
If you’ve tried to upgrade your Laravel applications to use MySQL 8, you might have run into a “MySQL server has gone away” error that left you scratching your head. Let’s go over how to fix it and start using MySQL 8 with Laravel!
The Statamic team recently launched its first open beta for v3 of the flat-file CMS and they are ready for you to give it a try.
The keynote speaker at this year’s PHP Barcelona conference was Rasmus Lerdorf the creator of PHP and he gave an excellent talk about the history of PHP, PHP 7.4 & 8, career advice, motivation, burn-out and focusing on things that really matter.
Form submission spam seems to be an inevitable problem. As soon as bots find your forms they will start hitting it with spam submissions. In this article, let’s take a look at five common ways of fighting back.
Crater is a free, open-source invoice app for freelancers and small businesses made with Laravel 6.x, VueJS, and Bootstrap 4.
Ably Broadcaster is a Laravel package by Matthew Hall that adds support for the Ably real-time messaging service.
The Laravel team released a minor version v6.7.0 this week, with the latest features, changes, and fixes for 6.x.
Laravel Paddle is a package by @pascalbaljet for working with the Paddle.com API and webhooks.
Taylor Otwell dropped a big Laracon VIII announcement at the end of last week.
Marcel Pociot released a web version of Tinkerwell which allows you to run PHP and Laravel code from your browser.
The Laravel team released a minor version v6.8.0 this week, adding useful test response updates, along with the latest features, changes, and fixes for Laravel 6.x.
Laravel Shift Blueprint is a code generation tool for Laravel developers by Jason McCreary.
This extended version of Laravel Eloquent’s
HasManyThrough allows relationships with unlimited intermediate models. It includes support for many-to-many and polymorphic relationships.