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Insights into Laravel package design
Sponsor / July 18, 2017

Insights into Laravel package design

In this tutorial, we will look at the basics of creating and installing Laravel packages into your projects.

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Laravel Package Auto-Discovery
Laravel 5.5 / June 06, 2017

Laravel Package Auto-Discovery

Package Auto-Discovery is coming to Laravel 5.5 and you’ll no longer have to manually define the Service Provider or Alias in the config app file.

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Packagist and the PHP ecosystem
Laravel Tutorials / June 01, 2017

Packagist and the PHP ecosystem

Take a look at how Composer finds its packages, and how to publish packages of your own, and some security considerations when using Composer in your application.

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Composer PHP Versions Stats: May 2017
News / May 07, 2017

Composer PHP Versions Stats: May 2017

Jordi Boggiano has published the PHP version stats for the first part of 2017 on his site and PHP 7.1 has made the largest jump since he last published last year.

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Building maintainable PHP apps using Composer
Laravel Tutorials / April 10, 2017

Building maintainable PHP apps using Composer

This tutorial brought to you by Recognize the problem of trying to use somebody’s library and having to copy it into your codebase, use submodules, or even PEAR, which causes headaches for many PHP developers. Composer is here to solve these problems, similar to NPM for JavaScript devs, and Bundler for Ruby devs, by defining …

The Packagist Team Announces A Private Version For Companies
News / December 16, 2016

The Packagist Team Announces A Private Version For Companies

The Packagist team has just announced a private commercial version that allows you to install your code with Composer faster, comes with permission management, and gives you more insights into your dependencies. “With Private Packagist composer update runs a lot faster”, said Nils Adermann, “because the package metadata does not need to be loaded from … Continue reading The Packagis... Read more…

PHP Version Stats: May 2016
News / June 08, 2016

PHP Version Stats: May 2016

Jordi Boggiano, the creator of the Composer project, released PHP version stats for May of 2016 and a comparison against last November. I look in the packagist.org logs of the last 28 days for Composer installs done by someone. Composer sends the PHP version it is running with in its User-Agent header, so I can … Continue reading PHP Version Stats: May 2016

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LN 14: Laravel Spark
Podcast / April 19, 2016

LN 14: Laravel Spark

This week Taylor Otwell joins us to talk all about Spark! You can listen below, subscribe in iTunes, Google Play, or grab the RSS from the podcast hosting site. Show links: Laravel Spark Launched (official site) Composer “Gold” Floppy sells for >$1400USD! Laravel Cheat Sheets

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Composer announces v1.0
News / April 05, 2016

Composer announces v1.0

The Composer project just announced the official release of v1 on its fifth birthday. Five years ago today, Composer was born. In some ways it feels like yesterday, at least it doesn’t feel like five years went by. In other ways it seems like a lifetime ago, and I can barely remember what it was … Continue reading Composer announces v1.0

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News / March 16, 2016

Trouble installing Laravel? You may need to update your composer.json file

Composer recently made a change with the way pre-update-command works and it can cause Laravel to fail to install. Jordi Boggiano gave the following reason for the change: as there is no composer.lock file the initial “install” is instead doing an update (as of this afternoon), which triggers the pre-update-cmd, while this was previously triggering … Continue reading Read more…