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Model Default Ordering: Assigning a Global Scope

Quite an often situation in real-life projects that you have to order lists by a certain condition. For example, countries/cities in alphabetical order everywhere. Is there a way to avoid adding “orderBy” every time we make a list for a dropdown? Apparently, it’s pretty easy – we can use Global Scopes.

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Mario Bašić: “Laravelista emerged from my love of writing and helping other people”

Recently quite a lot of web-projects started with tutorials and courses on Laravel. On of them is Laravelista, created by Mario Bašić. We decided to talk to the author and ask more details about the project and how’s it going.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016


Laravel Auth: Login With Email Or Username (In One Field)

Quick tip for you guys. What if in your project users can login not only with email but also with some other field, like “username” or “user_id” or whatever? By default Laravel allows only one field like ’email’. That’s actually easy to change.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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REVIEW: 3 Tools to Generate Laravel Migrations from Existing Database

Recently I’ve found a few interesting tools that help generate Laravel migrations automatically from your already existing database schema. In theory it looks very cool, but we decided to test them – I asked a colleague to actually try them all out with real demo-projects. How do they generate filenames and field types? Additional rules? Foreign keys? Do they actually work? Let’s take a look.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


Laravel for Clients: Tools/services for Laravel deployment

As I mentioned in another chapter of the book, deployment of the code is a pretty complicated process – actually, not only in Laravel, in any modern robust projects. So, to make it easier – Laravel creator Taylor Otwell has built some additional tools to make it easier.

Monday, November 28th, 2016


Dennis from LaraBug: “Growing faster than I could imagine”

We have another interesting interview in our blog – this time I’ve invited Dennis Smink who recently launched a new Laravel-related project called Larabug, so we’re talking about what is behind the scenes of this new idea.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016


Laravel for Clients: What is deployment and how does it work in Laravel?

Deployment is a process of “installing” the project to the server, to make it work “in public”. Imagine software installation process of “Download -> Install -> Some configuration -> Finish -> Use”. Similar here, just not visual – it all happens with “command magic” usually.

Monday, November 21st, 2016


10 quick lessons from 6 Laravel product reviews

Those who follow this blog or Twitter account know that last week I did some Laravel-based products reviews. Totally 6 of them, all in one week. I’ve published them one by one, and now it’s time to recap and talk about main conclusions, takeaways and lessons. What have I learned from those Laravel products?

Monday, November 14th, 2016


Confomo: Laravel-based website to meet Twitter friends at conferences

Another review in our series of Laravel projects. Confomo was created by an active Laravel community member and blogger Matt Stauffer, quoting him: “Built in 4 hours to help me track who I wanted to meet at Laracon 2014, and who I met there who I didn’t know yet.”

Thursday, November 10th, 2016