October 30, 2019 — In this article, I’m going to discuss about the union types which are going to come in future versions of PHP through this RFC. To understand why and how are union types important in PHP, let’s first understand what are union types.
October 9, 2019 — If you’ve used some well creafted web application, such as GitHub for instance, you might’ve noticed that upon saving sensitive information such as settings or payment details, it asks for the password confirmation before performing the action. This adds the extra layer of security and certainly a nice-to-have feature.
September 29, 2019 — PHP is funny sometimes. There are many things in PHP which behaves differently instead of the way you think might work. I recently stumbled upon one such thing while working on one of my projects.
September 11, 2019 — If you love the Laravel as a framework or more specifically its Eloquent ORM like I do then there’s a great chance that you’d like to use this great ORM in your non-Laravel PHP apps as well. And the good news is it’s rather easier than you might think. Laravel provides a standalone pacakge called Capsule which you can use in your own project. It’s a full database toolkit for PHP, providing an expressive query builder, ActiveRecord style ORM, and schema builder. It currently supports MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, and SQLite.
September 6, 2019 — Magento is known for its developer-friendly approach for buliding things around its platform. Everything is well-defined and readily available in the framework. This also includes implementing RESTful APIs right within the framework. In this article, I’m going to explain how you can create an API endpoint in Magento 2 and how you can consume or distribute the same.
September 5, 2019 — If you’re a tech blogger(or any blogger in general) you must have faced this issue where you find yourself in a situation when you don’t have anything to write about. You feel like a blank slate and got demotivated. This situation is called as a Writer’s block.
September 4, 2019 — 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
LazyCollection essentially extends the features of the
Collection class. Let’s talk about them in detail.
September 2, 2019 — 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.
August 30, 2019 — 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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