November 1, 2020 — The newest version of PHP, the PHP 8.0, is coming later this year (November 26, 2020) and it will come packed with many new features such as constructor property promotion, match expressions, nullsafe operator, attributes and a lot others.
October 30, 2020 — Of many great new features that PHP 8 has introduced, one of the most confusing that I found were called “Attributes”, until today. Attributes in PHP 8 got revised many times before gets settled to the current implementation that we will see in a bit.
October 26, 2020 — I’ve said it earlier and I’m saying it today as well that Composer is the backbone of modern development in the PHP landscape. It has been so much easier to pull in open-source packages into your projects which weren’t possible in the pre-Composer era.
October 23, 2020 — If you’ve worked with Laravel, you might be aware of the fact that all the multi-result sets returned by Eloquent are instances of the
Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Collection object. So, for instance, if you have a
User model, you can get all the users like so.
October 20, 2020 — It would be useful sometimes when you’re not sure if you want to insert or update records and you’d let the system decide that. Laravel comes with one such feature that lets you do just that.
October 16, 2020 — If you’ve ever worked on enterprise-level web applications, there’s a good chance that you would have in need to convert documents from one format to another such as converting an HTML document to PDF.
October 14, 2020 — Laravel Envoy is a great tool if you want to create deployment flow for your application or even something as small as writing a script to pull the latest code and deploy the application right away.
October 13, 2020 — Recently, I happened to install the Laravel Envoy library in my Linux-powered machine. Now, if you don’t know, Envoy is a task runner that can be used to define and run common tasks on your remote (and local) servers. You can set up tasks for your application deployment such as Git commands, artisan commands, and a lot of other CLI-based things.
October 12, 2020 — You know if you want to pass data to the views, you can do it while defining routes or from controllers like so.
October 5, 2020 — In one of my articles, I’ve explained how you can extend class behavior using macros in Laravel.
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