Author: Povilas Korop


Differences: $request->get() vs $request->input() vs request() vs get_data()

How do you handle POST data in your store() or update() methods? Seems like a simple question, but actually there are so many options!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017


Quick Start with Laravel 5.5 + Vue.js: Simple CRUD Project

Vue.js is getting more and more popular, and good thing about it that it’s pretty quick to get started with. Let me show you an example in this tutorial and sample project.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017


Laravel simplePaginate: more effective with bigger data

Laravel pagination is quite a simple thing to use, but to determine the amount of pages it makes additional query to the database, which may be a problem for bigger amount of data. And you can actually avoid it.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017


Laravel Blade foreach “trick”: splitting results into chunks

Imagine a situation that you have 10 records to show in Blade but you need to show them in 2 sections, five records each. There’s a pretty nice trick how to do that in @foreach loop.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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Laravel: Two Ways to Seed Data with Relationships

While seeding data, it’s common to have one class for each database table. But what if there are relationships? I

Monday, October 16th, 2017


Laravel Models folder: To Be or Not To Be

This post is inspired by some discussions that appear constantly in various forums or social media channels. Question of the day/month/year: why is there no app/Models folder? And do we need one?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


Demo-project: Laravel 5.5 Passport API with Vue.js Client

While working internally with Laravel APIs and Vue.js, decided to create a sample open-source project to show how it all works together.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

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Laravel password expired: force change password every 30 days

In some systems it is required to change password every X days: in banking sector, or working with more sensitive data. Laravel doesn’t have that functionality out-of-the-box, but it’s easy to build. Let’s do it today.

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Change created_at and updated_at names to other fields

Let’s imagine a scenario where you have an old database and re-writing codebase to Laravel. Database structure may not follow Laravel standards – created_at and updated_at fields are named differently. How can you “tell it to Laravel”?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017