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Speeding Up PHP with OPcache in Docker
Laravel Tutorials / December 04, 2018

Speeding Up PHP with OPcache in Docker

If you’re on Docker for Mac or Docker for Windows, you might see some noticeable slowness and time to the first byte (TTFB) depending on your application’s setup. One of the most important things you can do to improve performance is enabling the OPCache module. Let’s look at how we can configure OPcache is a way that is development-friendly, but also ready to go to production when the time comes!

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Your Code is Broken. Sentry Can Fix It. (sponsor)
Sponsor / December 03, 2018

Your Code is Broken. Sentry Can Fix It. (sponsor)

You’re a very good developer… probably. Regardless, you write bugs. That’s unavoidable. What is avoidable is wasting time tracking down the cause of those bugs. Sentry.io for Laravel works in concert with Sentry for everything else, allowing you to uncover and fix errors across your full stack in real time. We support 29 frameworks across …

2018 Laravel Survey Results
News / December 03, 2018

2018 Laravel Survey Results

We partner with LaraJobs to run an annual Laravel survey to see what types of projects people are taking on with Laravel as well as get some feedback on what the Laravel community could be doing better. The results ended up with over 1,500 submissions, and some interesting insights.

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Unwrapping array_wrap()
News / November 29, 2018

Unwrapping array_wrap()

Laravel has a wrap method and `array_wrap()` helper to normalize values into an array. Raul (@rcubitto) shared this nice tip about about ‘array_wrap()’ and I am sure that many don’t know about this handy helper and ‘Illuminate\Support\Arr’ utility method.

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Laravel 5.7.15 Released
News / November 28, 2018

Laravel 5.7.15 Released

Laravel 5.7.15 is available with a new validation rule and Eloquent relationship getters. See what’s new in the latest release of Laravel 5.7 including a new validation translation you should add to your Laravel app.

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Global Application Settings
Laravel Tutorials / November 27, 2018

Global Application Settings

In applications it is often useful to have a way to store some global settings. These settings are not related to a specific model, such as a user, but to the system as a whole. You can achieve this with Eloquent, of course, but I never felt that was the right approach given you are saving non-relational data in a relational system. I found Spatie’s Valuestore package to be the perfect fit for creating a settings repository for an application.

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Laravel 5.7.14 Released
News / November 26, 2018

Laravel 5.7.14 Released

Before Thanksgiving last week Laravel 5.7.14 was released with the ability to make asset root URLs configurable with the ‘app.asset_url’ config option. This release contains other convenient configurations and overrides. Learn about the new features, changes, and fixed in Laravel 5.7.14.

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Building a Laravel Translation Package – Building The Frontend
Laravel Tutorials / November 23, 2018

Building a Laravel Translation Package – Building The Frontend

In the previous article of this series, I talked you through my process of putting everything needed in place to start building out the frontend. This article will build on that groundwork to complete the user interface of the package.

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The Hottest Black Friday Deals
Deals / November 22, 2018

The Hottest Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of year again. Where you can save huge amounts of money on everything from training courses, to full applications. This tear we’ve compiled a list of all the hot sales and listed them all below. If you’ve been thinking about buying any of these now is the time.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018
Opinion / November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

We can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving this week! Laravel News writer Paul Redmond takes a moment to reflect on things he’s thankful for in the Laravel community.

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