Creating A Laravel Contact Form Package

In this tutorial we're going to create our own Laravel package that will give you all the functionality you need to add a contact form to your website. If you want to learn more about building your ow...

Creating A Login Page With Tailwind CSS

In this tutorial we're going to use the Tailwind utility library to build a login page for a new app. The final result for this login page is going to look like the image above. The starting HTML for...

Algolia Custom Query Import With Laravel

In this tutorial we're going to create a Laravel command we can use to import queried models into Algolia search index by using Laravel scout. What Is Laravel Scout? Laravel scout is a simple package...

Creating A Navigation Bar With Tailwind

In this tutorial we're going to investigate using the new Tailwind CSS library and look into build a navigation bar with tailwinds. If you haven't heard or used Tailwinds have a look at a previous art...

Shorthand Comparisons In PHP

In this tutorial we're going to investigate how we can improve our code by cleaning up unnecessary code by using shorthand code samples in PHP. So what do I mean by removing unnecessary code? The most...

Creating View Classes In Laravel

In this tutorial we're going to investigate creating view objects in Laravel. This functionality is very useful if you have multiple routes that return the same view in different ways. For example if...

Reduce CSS File Size With CSS Purge

In this tutorial we're going to learn how we can use a JavaScript library called Purge CSS to MASSIVELY reduce the sizes of CSS files. The way it will reduce the CSS file by searching for all the used...

How To Create Your Own Laravel Package

In this tutorial we're going to learn the how and why we will build a Laravel package. Laravel packages are one of my favourite features of using Laravel, if you come from a WordPress background think...

PHP7 Array Iteration Trick

In this tutorial we're going to look into a look tip for dealing with PHP array iterations with PHP 7. When you're developing in PHP and need to iterate over an array you'll probably see something lik...

Laravel Unit Testing Commands

In this tutorial we're going to learn how you can unit test your Laravel artisan commands so that you can make sure they're doing exactly what you expect them to do. When unit testing it's important t...

My Development Setup

Like any profession a developers tools are important, they help us be more productive. When speaking to any developer you always have the tools and setup debate, what computer you use, what IDE do you...

Create Config Files For VueJS

In this tutorial we're going to learn how you can create different configuration files to be used on your VueJS/Laravel application depending on which environment you're working in. If you're working...

Vagrant Up Bash Alias

Here is a quick tip to improve your workflow as a developer working with Vagrant. During my day-to-day job I use Vagrant with Homestead all the time, it allows me to quickly create a virtual environme...

How To Validate Requests In Laravel

When it comes to validation in Laravel there are several ways you can go about this. In this tutorial we're going to investigate the different ways you can achieve this in Laravel and I'll go through...

Using Homestead Per Project

When using Homestead with your Laravel projects there are two approaches you can take with it. You can either install Homestead globally and use all your sites on a single Homestead virtual machine or...