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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…

Edit your environment files through the browser with Brotzka .env-Editor
Laravel Packages / September 08, 2016

Edit your environment files through the browser with Brotzka .env-Editor

When you’re working with Laravel, every installation includes a .env example file in your application’s root folder. This allows you to keep sensitive information out of version control and makes it easier to have different configurations based on the environment your application is running. Brotzka .env-Editor is a third party package that aims to offer … Read more…

Improved model generation with Laracademy Generators
Laravel Packages / September 02, 2016

Improved model generation with Laracademy Generators

Laravel provides the Artisan command line tool that allows you to save time by including several generators. Some examples include make:controller, make:model, and make:migration. Building on top of this idea is a third party package named Laracademy Generators that will automatically generate your models based on your database structure. Installation: Let’s explore the workflow when … Read more…

Easily deleting old soft-deleted records with Quicksand
Laravel Packages / August 31, 2016

Easily deleting old soft-deleted records with Quicksand

When building applications, there are times when you would like to allow users to remove data from their view but keep the record in the database. An example could be allowing a user to delete their account, but you want to give them the opportunity to restart it later. If all their data is completely … Continue reading Easily deleting old so... Read more…

Laravel Lambo – A package to quickly scaffold out a new project
Laravel Packages / August 23, 2016

Laravel Lambo – A package to quickly scaffold out a new project

Laravel Lambo is a new package by Tighten.co that allows you to quickly scaffold out a new Laravel application from your terminal. It works similar to laravel new but supercharged. For example, you start a new project like this: lambo myproject Then behind the scenes it runs the following commands: laravel new $PROJECTNAME cd $PROJECTNAME … Continue reading Laravel Lambo ̵... Read more…