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You Can Now Follow Laravel Release Announcements From Medium
News / March 25, 2017

You Can Now Follow Laravel Release Announcements From Medium

The Laravel team has just created a new Medium publication where you can see all of the official releases and update announcements across all of the Laravel projects and products. Previously, the announcements came from the @laravelphp Twitter account, and it was easy to miss them, with this move you’ll be able to follow the …

Angular 4.0 Is Now Released
News / March 23, 2017

Angular 4.0 Is Now Released

Angular 4.0 is now released and is not only smaller & faster, but also has an improved *ngIf and *ngFor, source maps for templates, and more. *ngIf and *ngFor The template binding syntax now supports a couple helpful changes. You can now use an if/else style syntax, and assign local variables such as when unrolling …

Ubuntu Server DNS Resolver Issues
News / March 21, 2017

Ubuntu Server DNS Resolver Issues

This morning many people, including Laravel News, are experiencing that their sites are erroring when communicating with third party systems. The hostnames couldn’t be resolved and causing all those to fail. The apparent fix is to restart either PHP-FPM, Apache, or Nginx. If you are using Forge you can SSH in and run: sudo service …

GitLab Acquired The Chat App Gitter And Plans To Open Source It
News / March 15, 2017

GitLab Acquired The Chat App Gitter And Plans To Open Source It

Today GitLab announced that it has acquired the chat app Gitter that many communities use for communication. Also, many Laravel sub-communities use it as well, and you can find these through the Gitter Laravel Tag Since its launch in 2014, Gitter has fast become the place to connect the open source and software development community. …

Testing File Uploads With Laravel
News / March 03, 2017

Testing File Uploads With Laravel

Laravel now includes a new system for testing file uploads through two new fake methods, one on the UploadFile class and another on the Storage facade. As the documentation shows here is a full test showing it in use: <?php namespace Tests\Feature; use Tests\TestCase; use Illuminate\Http\UploadedFile; use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Storage; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\WithoutMiddleware; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\DatabaseMigrations; use Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\DatabaseTr... Read more…

Amazon releases a summary of the recent S3 outage
News / March 02, 2017

Amazon releases a summary of the recent S3 outage

Amazon released a summary of the S3 Service Disruption on US-EAST-1 yesterday. The outage affected many sites, apps, and utilities that rely on the service. An S3 team member running an established playbook to remove a small number of servers accidently entered a command wrong and a larger set of servers was removed. The servers …

Laravel Include When Directive
News / March 01, 2017

Laravel Include When Directive

A new feature in Laravel Blade is an includeWhen directive. This allows you to simplify a typical if statement into a single line. “I think it’s a cool feature as it tidies up so much boilerplate”, said James Brooks, the author of the pull request. To see this feature in use pretend you have this …

Laravel Forge API
News / February 28, 2017

Laravel Forge API

Laravel Forge just announced it’s first official API that allows you to create and interact with your servers and sites. This was a highly requested feature and the API includes support for all the features Forge provides including Servers, Services, Daemons, Firewall Rules, Sites, SSL, and more. To get started login to your Forge account …

Homestead V5.0.0 Is Released
News / February 28, 2017

Homestead V5.0.0 Is Released

A new version of Homestead has been released: version 5.0.1. The base box has been upgraded to version 2.0.0. Holy version numbers Batman! In keeping with Semantic Versioning for both Homestead and Settler, the number of changes warrants a major version change. For the most part (Your mileage may vary, but I’m sure it’s easier …

Cloudflare has been leaking custom HTTPS sessions
News / February 23, 2017

Cloudflare has been leaking custom HTTPS sessions

Cloudflare has reported that under certain circumstances their edge servers were running past the end of a buffer and returning memory that contained private information such as HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data. And some of that data had been cached by search engines. Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero …

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 …