Fetch and calculate tax details anywhere within Magento 2

Often times comes when you want details related to tax based on the products you currently have anywhere apart from Checkout/Cart page. I’m specifically talking about Magento 2 here. For instance, for one of my projects we’ve a projects page where we use catalog products differently than the Magento’s native way and we needed a way to fetch tax details based on the products we have on that page.

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Reusable code snippets using Live Templates in PHPStorm

Let’s just admit this. If you’re a developer who works with PHP and you haven’t heard about PHPStorm, you’re assumed to be living in the rocks. Because PHPStorm is the best PHP IDE exist right now IMHO. The tagline on the homepage of it reads as “The lightening-smart IDE for PHP” and it’s really true. It has got all the features you’d need in order to become a fluent PHP programmer.

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A closer look at Invokable classes in PHP

In PHP, Invokables refer to any class that may be instantiated without any constructor arguments. In other words, one should be able to create an instance solely be calling new $className(). To implement an invokable class, one needs to use __invoke() magic method of PHP. Before we understand how invokable exactly works, let’s take a look why invokable classes even exists in PHP.

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Logout from every devices except the currently logged in one in Laravel

Every robust web app has this feature where you’re provided with a setting through which you can choose to logout from all the devices you’ve been logged in from previously, except the current one. This is certainly a nice security feature that you can provide to your user without them even asking for it and if your app is built on top of Laravel 5.6, this comes out-of-the-box.

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PHP 7.4 will support first-class property type declarations

With the introduction of scalar type declaration and return type declaration in PHP 7.0, the language’s type system got improved at some extent. Although it’s great to have some layer of strictness, it’s still missing the support to declare typed properties. But from PHP 7.4, it seems, it’s going to change because according to this accepted RFC, PHP 7.4 will be getting support for first-class property type declarations.

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