Extending class behaviour in Laravel using Macros

— In this article, I’m going to discuss about the feature in Laravel using which you can extend the functionality of certain Laravel’s core classes without even touching the original codebase. Or in other words, adding methods to the class dynamically.

Reviewing Chernobyl - The HBO miniseries

— I'm not a person who watches this "series thingies" more often but there are some exceptions. I've been always interested in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that happened in Ukraine back in 1986 ever since I've been a teenager. Our textbooks have a little details about the incident but that was very brief.

Union types are coming in PHP 8

— 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.

Adding password confirmation on certain routes in Laravel

— 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.

How to utilize Capsule to use Eloquent ORM outside Laravel

— 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.

Building API endpoints in Magento2 from scratch

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.