Habits of Highly Productive Tech Teams
Career / January 20, 2017

Habits of Highly Productive Tech Teams

Are you holding three-hour team meetings that could be finished in 45 minutes? Or doing everything via Slack and never allowing your team to turn off notifications? Learn how to get your team to be more productive.

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PHP 5.6 Is No Longer Actively Supported
News / January 20, 2017

PHP 5.6 Is No Longer Actively Supported

As of yesterday, Jan 20th, 2017, PHP 5.6 will be no longer actively maintained, however It will still receive security fixes through December 31st, 2018. PHP 7.0 and 7.1 are the only two versions that will be actively maintained this year and Laravel 5.5 will require PHP 7.0 once it’s released which is scheduled for … Continue reading PHP 5.6 Is No Longer Actively Supported... Read more…

Automatically Making Monthly Payments with Dusk
News / January 19, 2017

Automatically Making Monthly Payments with Dusk

Laravel Dusk is a new feature coming to Laravel 5.4 and even though that release isn’t out, people have started using it. In fact, Jordan Dalton is now using it to automatically pay his monthly utility bill: Okay, so Laravel dusk is pretty amazing. The other day I was making my utility payment online which … Continue reading Automatically Making M... Read more…

Laravel 5.4 Includes Two New Middleware
Laravel 5.4 / January 18, 2017

Laravel 5.4 Includes Two New Middleware

Laravel 5.4 is scheduled to be released next week, and it already includes many great new features, but the team was able to sneak in two new Middleware offerings. These are TrimStrings and ConvertEmptyStringsToNull. Trim Strings Middleware Just as the name suggests, the Trim Strings middleware will automatically trim all the request data so you … Continue reading Laravel 5.4 I... Read more…

Laracon EU 2017 is Announced
Laracon / January 16, 2017

Laracon EU 2017 is Announced

The Laracon EU has just announced the dates and early bird ticket pricing for the 2017 conference. This year it will be August 28th through the 30th and will continue its multi-track with training, talks, and networking. The first day will feature workshops and then the remaining two will be presentations that will bring your … Continue reading Laracon EU 2017 is Announce... Read more…

Laravel Dusk Alpha Is Now Available For Testing
News / January 13, 2017

Laravel Dusk Alpha Is Now Available For Testing

Laravel Dusk, the new end-to-end testing driver, coming to Laravel 5.4 is now available for Alpha Testing. Alpha: if you want to kick the tires with an alpha release of Dusk, you can install it now: https://t.co/g4JKmXQu0n ✅ — Laravel (@laravelphp) January 13, 2017 Of course, people have wasted no time in starting to test … Continue reading Laravel Dusk Alpha Is Now Availab... Read more…

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job
Career / January 13, 2017

Finding Suitable Work: Landing the Job

Suitable is defined as “right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose or situation.” Suitable work means thinking about more than just skill level. It’s about the strengths you possess beyond the technical talent. How much communication is involved? Are you comfortable with that? Do you have to face clients or lead a team? Will … Continue reading Finding... Read more…

Laravel Uptime Monitor
Laravel Packages / January 12, 2017

Laravel Uptime Monitor

Laravel Uptime Monitor, which aims to provide an easy and powerful way to monitor your website uptime and SSL certificate expiration date; it will notify you when your site is down using the flexible Laravel 5.3 notification system. Also, when your website goes up again, the package will kindly notify and inform you about the downtime period.

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Laravel Cashier, PHP 7.1, and domPDF Issue
News / January 11, 2017

Laravel Cashier, PHP 7.1, and domPDF Issue

Laravel Cashier includes the ability to generate PDF invoices through the dompdf PHP package. A bug has been discovered in dompdf when used in PHP 7.1, and it causes an “A non-numeric value encountered” exception. Based on the issue report and the subsequent pull request a fix is now in their develop branch. However, Cashier … Continue reading Laravel Cashier, PHP 7.1, and... Read more…

Checking the Code Complexity of your App
Development Tools / January 10, 2017

Checking the Code Complexity of your App

Yesterday, Taylor made a post comparing the code complexity between Laravel and other frameworks. The tool he used to generate these reports is called phploc and it’s very easy to run on your own code base. I decided as a means of comparison I would run that on the codebase for this site and just … Continue reading Checking the Code Complexity of your App

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