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...

Using Mailhog With Homestead

Homestead is a package you can use in your Laravel development to create a local development environment for your application with all the services installed you can use to improve the workflow of you...

Create A Contact Form With VueJS And Laravel

In this tutorial we're going to learn how we can create a VueJS component for a contact form and create a Laravel API Endpoint that will send the message from the contact form. VueJS Contact Component...

Laravel Route Model Binding

This is one of my favourite features of Laravel routing and one of the features I see most underused, it's the model binding on the router. Let's think about the standard route you will create for say...

Laravel Debugbar Package

The Laravel debug package is always the first package I install when starting a new Laravel project. This makes it so easy to debug any performance problems you have in your application. It provides a...