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Laravel 5.4: Specified key was too long error
Laravel 5.4 / January 25, 2017

Laravel 5.4: Specified key was too long error

Laravel 5.4 made a change to the default database character set, and it’s now utf8mb4 which includes support for storing emojis. This only affects new applications and as long as you are running MySQL v5.7.7 and higher you do not need to do anything. For those running MariaDB or older versions of MySQL you may …

Laravel Homestead adds MariaDB Support
News / February 20, 2016

Laravel Homestead adds MariaDB Support

On Tuesday, Laravel Homestead announced support for MariaDB with the v3.0.2 release. MariaDB is an open source alternative to MySQL and created by the original MySQL developers. It is designed to be a drop-in replacement and includes many features over MySQL. This means your code base doesn’t need to change, and tools like Sequel Pro …

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