Using Lazy Collections on memory-hungry operations in Laravel 6

Laravel team has recently released v6.0 of the framework and with this they have added a bunch of exciting new features. Among which, I’m going to talk about Lazy Collections in this article. In Laravel, Illuminate\Support\Collection class provides a fluent, convenient wrapper for working with arrays of data. In face, all the Eloquent queries are always returned as Collection instances. LazyCollection essentially extends the features of the Collection class. Let’s talk about them in detail.

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Built-in password hashing and verification in PHP

Passwords are an integral part of today’s authentication based web applications. In fact, Passwords have been used since ancient times. Sentries would challenge those wishing to enter an area to supply a password or watchword, and would only allow a person or group to pass if they knew the password. In modern web application passwords are used in combination with usernames to authenticate users. So, basically, we’d need to fields in order to store username and password for each user both of which are supplied by user at the time of signing up to the web application.

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The native ad blocker in Chrome you don't know about

You must have come across websites which have gone overboard in terms of number of advertisement on them. Let’s face it. Ads make user’s experience not so pleasurable and if they are over the top you might want to leave it as soon as possible. Possible solution to mitigate this is to install Adblocker extensions and get rid of ads but what if I tell you there’s an ad blocker built right into Chrome deep inside? Well, it’s not straight forward one but if you want a quick “Ad-blocker”, it can get you covered.

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Supercharge array operations using Set in JavaScript

Working with Arrays in JavaScript is sometimes painful as there aren’t a lot of native functions/methods available to carry out common operations on arrays. For instance, an operation as simple as removing an element from an array takes a lot of amount of code. Check this.

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Process model records in chunks in Laravel

In this tweet, Freek Van der Herten explains how to process chunk of records from a model instead of loading all of them at a time which can help using less memory. Learn more about it in the article.
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Rate limit route requests in Laravel

As backend developers, to make our web application full proof we need to make sure our application is running as efficiently as possible all the time. Otherwise, everyone using your database will suffer from slow performance. API limiting, which is also known as rate limiting, is an essential component of Internet security, as DoS attacks can tank a server with unlimited API requests.

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