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Coaster CMS: Laravel 5.3-based System with Context

Recently I’ve seen a few tweets about Coaster CMS and decided to try it out. Not that I would use Laravel-based CMS (I’ve written a review before), but it’s interesting what’s inside and whether the creators are serious about it. So let’s take a look.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017


NEW: Laravel Daily Video – Short Episode Every Day

Recently I’ve got some inspiration, watching video series or so-called “vlogs” by entrepreneurs like Gary Vaynerchuk. So decided to start something like that in Laravel world – a DAILY video series (except weekends). Short 5-10 minute episodes where I will share my thoughts about various topics from Laravel and web-dev business.

Sunday, March 12th, 2017


Back to Basics: Laravel Pagination in 2 Minutes

Laravel has a lot of useful functions in the core, one of them is a simple pagination for your table list of entries. Let’s see how it works.

Monday, February 27th, 2017


How To Upload Multiple Files in Laravel 5.4

File upload is one of the most commonly used features in web-projects. And it seems pretty easy – form, submit,

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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Eloquent: has() and doesnthave() – get only rows that have children

From time to time I write short tips about Laravel, and one of the most popular topics is Eloquent. It has so many “hidden” or poorly documented functionality, one of those is filtering parents by whether they have or don’t have children. Let’s see an example.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Eloquent: Get the Latest Row from Relationship

Another “hidden gem” of Eloquent. Let’s imagine that you want to query all rows from the table and also one related row – not all of them, but the newest one. Apparently, it’s pretty easy.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


83 Top Laravel Articles in 2016: What You Clicked in Newsletters

A little later than most “Year in Review” posts but it took some time to manually pick the most-clicked articles from our newsletter, there were 1000+ useful links from all over the web. Also I will mention authors with links to their profiles – let’s thank them for their effort! So, what topics were the most popular in 2016?

Friday, January 20th, 2017


Don’t forget to restart Tinker

Artisan Tinker is a nice way to quickly check some commands without making changes the code. You launch artisan tinker and can do things like database queries, check if some functions are working etc. But there’s one thing to keep in mind.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017


Where, WhereLoose and WhereStrict – did you know about them?

Some Laravel functions are not mentioned or emphasized in the official docs, especially if they change from version to version. One of these examples is simple where() in Eloquent – what do you think, does it compare in a “strict” or “loose” way?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017