The Problem With Using Redis As Session Driver With Laravel

The problem comes when you're using Redis as both the cache driver and the session driver. By default these are stored in the same Redis database, therefore if you ever clear the cache of your application you will also remove the session information, which results in all your users being logged out.

Laravel User Last Logged In

In this tutorial we're going to create a new Laravel listener that will listen to the user logged in event and then update the user record with the time they logged in. This is a handy feature to che...

Creating a Laravel Package For Auth Tests

In this tutorial we're going to create a new Laravel package for the Auth tests we wrote in a previous tutorial.

Laravel Make Auth Tests

The missing tests to go with the Laravel make:auth command. Can use on every Laravel project for login, register, forgotten password and reset password.

How To Create A Toggle VueJS Component

In this tutorial we're going to build a form components for a checkbox but styled as a toggle. The functionality for this toggle will be just like a checkbox but will move the toggle when the checkbo...

Laravel Send Email When New User Registers

In this tutorial we're going to learn how we can send an email to the application admin user when a new user registers to your Laravel application. In this example we're going to use events and liste...

How To Add Google reCAPTCHA To Laravel

Using Google reCAPTCHA and Laravel validation rules to verify humans are submitting your forms.

Disable Validation Redirect In Laravel

In a previous tutorial we investigated how to validate requests in Laravel by using form request objects in your controller. You can view this tutorial by using this link How To Validate Requests In L...

Organising PHP Exception Classes

In this tutorial we're going to investigate how we can organise PHP exception classes better in PHP. In PHP you have a lot of options for exception classes each allow you to catch different error stat...

Laravel Resource Test Template

If you've used Laravel for some time you'll understand the use of the Controller Resource. It's a quick way of defining the functionality of a controller done to the core 7 functions. Index Create St...

DRY Create And Update Laravel Form Requests

In this tutorial we're going to investigate how we can reuse the logic in Laravel Form requests for the difference between Create and Update requests. Laravel form requests are great, they allow you t...

Compiling Sass With NPM

In this tutorial we're going to look at how we can compile SASS using a NPM package. The package that we're going to use to compile the SASS is called node-sass. This is a node package that will bind...

Laravel Command To Import Into Algolia

In the previous article we investigated how you can use Algolia with Laravel to create a realtime search. In this tutorial we learnt about the Laravel Scout command of import that allows you to import...

Laravel & VueJS Algolia Search

I wanted to use an Algolia search box on my website and found that they've already done a lot of the hard work for me, by creating the vue-instantsearch package. This allows me to quickly hook into th...

Laravel Smoke Test Guest URLs

In this tutorial we're going to build a test class that will run through all guest URLs defined in our web.php routes and check that they all return a HTTP status of 200. This is allow us to quickly c...