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Stripe Elements – A set of pre-built components to easily accept credit cards
News / February 18, 2017

Stripe Elements – A set of pre-built components to easily accept credit cards

Stripe Elements is a recently launched set of pre-built UI components that allows you to securely collect credit card details. This is designed to make taking credit cards easier than ever. Here is a screenshot of the component: Previously, with Stripe.js you had to build your form by including all the input fields, validation, and …

Request Object Changes in Lumen 5.4
News / February 15, 2017

Request Object Changes in Lumen 5.4

A couple of weeks ago the Lumen core team managed to fix an issue with the request object when being called in unit tests, before the fix the request appears to be empty and all input data were not present in unit tests. The problem was related to how Lumen is bootstrapped, simply put, the …

Homestead Now Includes Mailhog
News / February 07, 2017

Homestead Now Includes Mailhog

A new Homestead base box has been released: Version 1.1.0. This release includes a new local mail handing system named  Mailhog. The grunt-cli npm package is now installed globally, OPcache is now always invalidated, and finally we added some package-cleanup to the build process to lower the download size of the final compressed base box. …

PHPUnit 6.0.0 Is Released
News / February 03, 2017

PHPUnit 6.0.0 Is Released

PHPUnit has released version 6.0, and it now drops support for PHP 5.6, which is no longer actively maintained. Some of the new features in this release include: Added a new getExpectedExceptionCode() and getExpectedExceptionMessage() Support for annotations on traits Allow to filter for multiple test suites Added the PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase::createTestProxy() method for creating test proxies Added …

Laravel Spark 4.0 is Released
News / February 02, 2017

Laravel Spark 4.0 is Released

Laravel Spark v4.0 is now released and available to all license holders. Spark 4.0 is a free upgrade and provides compatibility with Laravel 5.4. Also, Spark 4.0 applications are configured to use Laravel Mix and Webpack instead of Laravel Elixir. If you have Spark installed through the CLI tool upgrading is as simple as running: …

Find Laravel Code and Packages with GitHub’s New Topics Feature
News / February 01, 2017

Find Laravel Code and Packages with GitHub’s New Topics Feature

Yesterday, GitHub announced a new “topics” feature that allows you to tag your repositories so that people can search for similar projects. Many Laravel related repo’s have already started utilizing this and you can use this as a way of finding projects. Here is an example Laravel Package search. As a little Laravel history back …

Deprecations for PHP 7.2
News / January 30, 2017

Deprecations for PHP 7.2

The PHP 7.2 RFC for deprecating some current functionality has been approved. The following items are included in this list and will begin throwing deprecated notices: __autoload The magic __autoload function has been superseded by spl_autoload_register in PHP 5.1 and its use discouraged in the documentation. One primary advantage of spl_autoload_register() is the ability to …

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 …

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…

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…

Laravel Scheduler Adds Support for Running Hourly Tasks on a Certain Minute
News / January 06, 2017

Laravel Scheduler Adds Support for Running Hourly Tasks on a Certain Minute

Laravel Scheduler now includes a new method hourlyAt that will allow you to define the minute within the hour that a task should run.

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