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Happy Thanksgiving 2018
Opinion / November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

We can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving this week! Laravel News writer Paul Redmond takes a moment to reflect on things he’s thankful for in the Laravel community.

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On Mental Health and Stress
Opinion / September 27, 2018

On Mental Health and Stress

I wanted to shift gears a little bit for today’s post and talk about something besides coding that’s important: personal health.

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What is the one package you install in all Laravel projects?
Opinion / May 22, 2017

What is the one package you install in all Laravel projects?

Mike Erickson (@codedungeon) asked this question on Twitter, and it had a lot of great responses. I had a gut feeling the Debugbar by Barry vd. Heuvel would win this category and, sure enough, it had the most people recommending it. In this article I’ve put together a list of all the other package recommended and the two I personally use.

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Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively
Opinion / January 08, 2017

Seven Tips to Learn Laravel More Effectively

As the community grows, there are many resources available to help you learn Laravel. That’s great! But, how do you choose the best one? Which will be the best use of your time to read or watch? For those new to the framework, I’m sure these questions are on your mind, here are seven tips …

Can Frameworks lead to tribalism among developers
Opinion / November 18, 2016

Can Frameworks lead to tribalism among developers

In the modern world of web development, it is common practice to make use of frameworks for building large scale applications instead of starting from scratch. This approach allows us developers, to concentrate on solving problems related to the application and let the framework worry about the heavy lifting. These frameworks have been well tested …