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Going Deeper with Factories Through Factory States
News / April 09, 2018

Going Deeper with Factories Through Factory States

I suspect that if you are familiar with Laravel that you might use factories and possibly even factory states in your application development. The documentation shows you the mechanics of using factories to seed and create test data, but there are a couple of guiding thoughts to using factories with your models effectively that I’d like to consider.

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Using the Laravel Optional Helper and the New Optional Closure
News / April 06, 2018

Using the Laravel Optional Helper and the New Optional Closure

The Laravel `Optional` class and accompanying optional helper were introduced in Laravel 5.5. This class is useful to avoid those pesky “Trying to get property of non-object” errors in your code. Learn about the latest update to the optional helper and when to use optional vs the PHP7 null coalesce operator.

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Laravel Live UK
News / April 05, 2018

Laravel Live UK

Laravel Live UK is a brand new one-day conference that will be held on June 12th, 2018 at The British Library.

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Learn How to Use Tailwind with an Interactive Cheat Sheet
News / April 04, 2018

Learn How to Use Tailwind with an Interactive Cheat Sheet

When you are first learning a utility-first approach to CSS with a tool like Tailwind, memorizing the utilities can be a decent-sized learning curve. Even equipped with the excellent documentation and the intuitive, well-thought-out utility names, a quick reference cheat sheet sure comes in handy!

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Learn to Create an RSS Feed from Scratch in Laravel
Laravel Tutorials / April 03, 2018

Learn to Create an RSS Feed from Scratch in Laravel

Creating an RSS feed in Laravel isn’t the most challenging task, but using a package and a few tips can help you create an RSS feed relatively quick. We are going to use the spatie/laravel-feed package to walk through going from a brand new Laravel 5.6 project to serving RSS feeds.

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Laravel Route Tips to Improve Your Routing
Laravel Tutorials / April 02, 2018

Laravel Route Tips to Improve Your Routing

The Laravel router has a great, well-polished API when you first dive into Laravel as a beginner or newcomer to the framework. What follows is not anything hidden or new, but a few tips that should help you when you’re learning Laravel.

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Laravel 5.6.15 and 5.5.40 is released with a security patch
News / March 30, 2018

Laravel 5.6.15 and 5.5.40 is released with a security patch

The Laravel team has just released v5.6.15 and v5.5.40 and both include a security update so it’s recommended that everyone upgrade.

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Laravel Log Enhancer Package
News / March 30, 2018

Laravel Log Enhancer Package

The Laravel Log Enhancer is a package for Laravel 5.6 adds additional data to your Laravel logs. Thanks to Laravel’s logging updates that ship with Laravel 5.6, this package utilizes the features to extend logging and add data like request headers, memory usage, and session data, among other data. Learn about this new package and how to configure it for your Laravel application.

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Laravel 5.6.14 Released
News / March 29, 2018

Laravel 5.6.14 Released

Two Laravel releases have shipped this week: Laravel 5.6.13, released Monday, and Laravel 5.6.14, released on Wednesday. The highlight of these releases for me is the new ‘view:cache’ artisan command and a few new higher order proxies on the collection class. Come along and learn about all the new features in these new releases!

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The Vue Cookbook
News / March 28, 2018

The Vue Cookbook

The Vue.js teams announced and published an official Cookbook to go along with the Guide. There are some differences between the aim of the guide and what the cookbook can do to expound on specific areas that are too verbose or don’t make sense in the context of the guide. Learn about the new Cookbook and how to submit your own ideas.

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