Laravel

Laravel. Love it or hate it. Personally, I love it - 99% of the time.

Here's a list of all my posts related to the greatest PHP framework out there

September 1, 2019

Scraping / Scripting a Web Page using Laravel Dusk

Using Laravel's Dusk package, we can scrape data from a website. Similar to that of Selenium, or a Web Spider. Using a recent experience for a Hackathon, I'll guide you through my approach to this process and how it works

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August 27, 2019

JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 5 - Authentication and Permissions

Adding an extra layer of complexity to our basic API to allow for permission based restrictions and responses

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August 19, 2019

JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 4 - Controller Methods and Data Validation

Let's add some data to our endpoints and finalise our basic API setup

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July 30, 2019

JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 3 - Controllers, Routing and Data Exposure

Following parts 1 and 2, we now need to hook up our data to the front end and get some exposure. Follow along as we build our controllers and bind some routing to get our API online

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July 25, 2019

Update on the JSON APIs with Laravel Series

Hi all! Just a quick update on the above series. If you have no idea what I'm on about, you can read Part 1 here I've written most of part 3 and 4, however haven't found time to quite polish them off...

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July 15, 2019

JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 2 - Models, Factories, and Seeders

Recap: If you haven't read part 1, you can find it here; We looked at what APIs do, and what kind of functionality we're looking to achieve with this little series. We also established that we're...

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July 8, 2019

JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 1 - Learning the Ropes

Most of a server-side / back-end developer's role will involve integrating with, or serving up APIs. In this short series, we're going to make our own very basic JSON API using Laravel. I'm not sure...

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June 12, 2019

Laravel UK 2019 - Day 2

If you haven't already, check out my notes on Day 1 of Laravel Live UK here. I will be referencing some points made in those talks here. Day 2 has arrived! After a rather sleepless night in my hotel...

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June 11, 2019

Laravel UK 2019 - Day 1

This week I attended the Laravel UK Conference in London. I've tried to summarise each speakers' talk into a bitsize snippet. Here's Day 1! After some coffee, excessive amount of morning pastries,...

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June 6, 2019

Testing a PHP/Laravel Application

Love it or hate it, testing is a necessary evil. It proves that your application works as intended and hopefully covers off any "unwanted features" slipping in. With the recent rise in TDD,...

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April 2, 2019

5 Tips and Tricks for Laravel: Models

Love it or hate it, Laravel's Model layer is one of it's biggest positives and reasons to use it. It comes shipped with the Eloquent ORM which is an Active Record implementation. A lot of the...

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February 26, 2019

Top 5 Laravel Tools - PHP Development

Every developer has their way of building a site, and as such, they'll have products, services, and integrations that they like to use to make this process more efficient. Here's my Top 5 Tools list,...

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January 6, 2019

Managing Filters in Laravel

Filtering your Models in Laravel is a common question, and often comes with a lot of "enthusiasm" from each side. Do you filter in your; Controller? Model? A Trait? Some service? All have...

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