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Eloquent Relations: how to order topics by newest posts?

Quite a typical scenario, but not easy to find the answer. You can easily order Eloquent results by some column, but what if you want to order by related column in child table? Most common example is a forum like Laracasts which shows topics in order by the latest post in that topic. How to do that?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

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How to set auto-increment start in Laravel migrations?

Laravel has a great database migration mechanism, but there are some things missing there. For example, what if you want your IDs start with some number, like 140001, 140002 etc?

Monday, December 18th, 2017


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


Eloquent::when(): No More if-elses for Conditional Queries

For a while many of us used to write conditional queries with “if-else”. What if I told you there’s a (much) better way? Easily readable and more Laravel-ish.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017