Laravel Packages

Laravel Package To Login As Other Users During Development
Laravel Packages / March 23, 2017

Laravel Package To Login As Other Users During Development

For websites with advanced ACL functionality, developers often find themselves manually logging in as a different user, then switching back to their own account. This can prove to be a tedious process, especially when trying to debug a problem. Digital agency VIA Creative aims to solve that problem with its latest package: Sudo Su. Sudo …

Laravel Decomposer – List your dependencies and environment for tech support
Laravel Packages / March 16, 2017

Laravel Decomposer – List your dependencies and environment for tech support

When working with Laravel apps, sometimes you encounter problems related to your application environment; a required PHP extension is missing, the storage directory is not writable, or there are Composer packages conflicts. Of course, you could look for these problems manually or run composer show –tree in the terminal to list the installed dependencies. Laravel …

Laravel Countries and Currencies Package
Laravel Packages / March 02, 2017

Laravel Countries and Currencies Package

Antonio Carlos Ribeiro recently launched a new package that gives you a powerful setup for dealing with the different Countries of the world, all through a comfortable Laravel syntax using Collections. The package does a lot. Everything from geology and topology, to states, currencies, and time zones. As I was reviewing it I tried to …

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Easily Create Stripe Tokens and Cards For Testing
Laravel Packages / February 20, 2017

Easily Create Stripe Tokens and Cards For Testing

When you are building a payment flow with Stripe there are a lot of different flows for you to test. These include successful charges and a plethora of failed options. Such as invalid CVC, invalid address, expired cards, declines, and more. To make testing all these different flows easier, Jacob Bennett created a StripeTestToken package …

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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Build Custom Admin Panels With Backpack for Laravel
Laravel Packages / December 20, 2016

Build Custom Admin Panels With Backpack for Laravel

Backpack for Laravel is a collection of packages which allows you to create admin panels for any web app quickly. It provides a set of useful packages divided into three categories that will make the process of creating a highly customizable admin panel easier. Installation The fastest way to take a look at Backpack is … Continue reading Build Custom Admin Panels With Backpack for La... Read more…

Store your translations in the database with Laravel translation loader package
Laravel Packages / November 25, 2016

Store your translations in the database with Laravel translation loader package

Laravel has built-in support for localization using arrays stored in language files and in 5.4 they are adding the ability for JSON based language files. Some applications are better suited to have the language strings stored in the database so that end users can change them through a custom user interface, and that’s where the … Continue reading Store your transl... Read more…

Build your own Slack Bot with this PHP library
Laravel Packages / November 11, 2016

Build your own Slack Bot with this PHP library

It seems like everyone is using Slack, from company channels to community groups including one for Laravel. Bots have been the new rage within the service and if you’d like to build your own Marcel Pociot created a framework agnostic PHP Slackbot library to make this easy. Bots built with SlackBot can hear things, say … Continue reading Build your own Slack Bot with this PHP libra... Read more…

Laravel Missing Page Redirector Package
Laravel Packages / November 04, 2016

Laravel Missing Page Redirector Package

If you moved your site to a new domain, chances are you want the users and search engines to be directed to the correct pages on the new domain. One way to do that is using 301 permanent redirects from old pages locations to the new pages locations. In Laravel you can define this in … Continue reading Laravel Missing Page Redirector Package

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Laravel Charting Package
Laravel Packages / October 24, 2016

Laravel Charting Package

Creating charts is often a pain because of how you have to convert your data into what the charting library supports and each library is different. To help make this easier Erik Campobadal created a new Laravel chart package to create interactive charts. It supports a dozen of the most popular charting libraries from standard … Continue reading Laravel Charting Package... Read more…

Laravel Blade SVG Directive
Laravel Packages / October 13, 2016

Laravel Blade SVG Directive

Using SVG’s in your design is all the rage and for good reason. They can be resized to any size without becoming pixelated, you can reference them by id, modify them through CSS or JavaScript. One of the difficulties in using SVG files in your templates is referencing them. Currently, there are three ways this … Continue reading Laravel Blade SVG Directive... Read more…

View your routes through the browser with the Pretty Routes package
Laravel Packages / September 19, 2016

View your routes through the browser with the Pretty Routes package

One nice Laravel feature is its routing, by visiting your routing file, you can get an eagle eye view of your application and a map that shows which URL is corresponding to which file. By default, Laravel provides a handy Artisan command php artisan route:list that can be used to list your routes in a … Continue reading View your routes through the browser with the Pretty Rout... Read more…