Laravel Eloquent Builder Vs Scopes

Here we investigate using eloquent scopes and how we can refactor them into our own eloquent builder class.

Faster and Simpler Image Optimization for Wordpress

ImageEngine can kick things up a notch. ImageEngine uses WURFL device detection and globally positioned device-aware servers to get the exact context an image is accessed from.

Front-end Performance Checklist 2020

Each year Smashing magazine release an article of the best tips to help improve your frontend performance. Here they have over 80 tips on what you can do to improve your frontend performance. There's even a downloadable PDF of checklist you can use on your own projects.

Design Patterns: Simple Factory

A simple factory is an object that is used to generate an instance of an object for the client. The simplest way of understanding a factory is a object for creating other objects.

PHP 7.4 New Features

PHP 7.4 comes with a few new features that can help improve performance and make for cleaner code. Here's some of the new features that come with PHP 7.4.

Fake Compose PHP Version

Tell composer which version of PHP you want it to download packages for, making sure that all your install packages will be valid for production.

Composer Version Cheatsheet

A small cheatsheet on composer versioning.

Formatting Exception Messages

Learning about how you can format exception message classes.

Running Xdebug In Docker Container

Learn how to setup phpunit xdebug in a docker container and run your PHPStorm tests using this docker container.

Using Tailwind CSS In Your WordPress Theme

In this tutorial we're going to look into how we can use tailwind css in your WordPress theme.

Easiest WordPress Development Setup

In this tutorial we're going to investigate what is the quickiest and easiest way of getting a WordPress site up and running for development.

How to use the .DEV domain name for your personal website with Hover

When you’re busy learning how to code and perfecting your craft, you can often forget about all the small projects and interesting software or web development you’ve done over the past while. Hover is here to present you with a plan for getting your personal website up and running now.

Composer Scripts

In this tutorial we're going to investigate how you can store common commands within composer, giving you some handy shortcuts.

Upgrading Laravel 6 - Using Arr And Str In Blade Files

Add array and string helper classes to be used in blade template files.

How to manage an image-heavy website using ImageKit.io

ImageKit.io helps companies optimize, transform, store and deliver the images on their websites and apps. It comes integrated with a media library and a global content delivery network which automatically converts the images to the right format and allows transforms like resize, crop etc. in real-time by specifying them directly from the URL. It can also be integrated with any existing image server and storage so that companies at any scale can start delivering optimized images on their websites in minutes.