Laravel 5.5.25 Released
News / December 12, 2017

Laravel 5.5.25 Released

Laravel 5.5.25 was released Monday with Flysystem caching support, a year data type, and support for setting the Whoops editor.

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Laracon Online 2018 Early Bird Registration Reminder
News / December 11, 2017

Laracon Online 2018 Early Bird Registration Reminder

As the year comes to a close, remember that for the next 23 days, you can still tickets to Laracon Online 2018 for half the price for $12 (regularly $25). Tickets will go up to $25 on January 3rd, which is still a great deal for the all-star speaker lineup planned. Grab tickets (https://laracon.net/pay) today before the busy rush of the holiday and new year.

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Creating Your Own PHP Helpers in a Laravel Project
Laravel Tutorials / December 07, 2017

Creating Your Own PHP Helpers in a Laravel Project

Laravel provides many excellent helper functions that are convenient for doing things like working with arrays, file paths, strings, and routes, among other things like the beloved dd() function. You can also define your own set of helper functions for your Laravel applications and PHP packages, by using Composer to import them automatically.

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Chrome 63 now forces .dev domains to HTTPS
News / December 07, 2017

Chrome 63 now forces .dev domains to HTTPS

Starting today, Google Chrome is rolling out v63 that now forces all .dev domains to use HTTPS. There is no workaround and they are apparently not changing this. Back in September Mattias Geniar wrote a post warning every one of the changes, and his post is a great primer on what the Chrome team has done.

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Laracon US 2018 Announces Speaker Evan You
Laracon / December 06, 2017

Laracon US 2018 Announces Speaker Evan You

Laracon US—the annual Laravel conference in the United States—has announced Evan You will be returning to Laracon 2018 to speak again for the third straight year.

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Laravel 5.5.23 Released
News / December 05, 2017

Laravel 5.5.23 Released

Laravel v5.5.23 is now available with the latest additions, changes, and fixes! This release adds some accessors methods to BelongsToMany and a firstWhere() method to collections

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Convert Your SQL to Laravel Builder with Orator
Laravel / December 04, 2017

Convert Your SQL to Laravel Builder with Orator

You can convert raw and legacy SQL queries into a Laravel database query builder version with an online tool by Maurice Calhoun. This generator could also be an excellent tool for someone learning Laravel, as it can help them translate SQL queries into query builder objects, as learning a new ORM can sometimes be a challenge for new developers.

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Laravel Advent Calendar
News / December 01, 2017

Laravel Advent Calendar

Laravel Advent is a new project by David Piesse to bring you a new interview every day for the month of December. To go along with this each day will feature a giveaway, with the total prizes valued at over $10,000!

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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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