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Do we still need Down migrations? Taylor says No.

On the last episode of Laravel Podcast, Taylor Otwell said something controversial but I had a gut feeling about it for a long time. So, do you actually use down() method in migrations, and rollback them?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017


Can Laravel Be Used for Big Enterprise Apps? [Summary of Laravel Podcast]

Yesterday I’ve listened to a new Laravel Podcast episode with Taylor Otwell, Jeffrey Way and Matt Stauffer – and they (finally) talked about creating big apps with Laravel, lately this question is asked a lot by everyone. So is Laravel “fit” or “mature enough” for big projects? Since the podcast guys don’t provide a transcript, and listening to 50 minutes can be an overkill, I decided to write a summary, quoting the conversation and dividing the answers into more readable format like Q&A and bullet points, also relevant links.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017


Laurence Ioannou from EyeWitness: “Monitoring specifically for Laravel”

Another interesting interview on our blog, at the same time presenting you a new tool – EyeWitness.io is a monitoring and application analytics tool, built specifically for Laravel. Today we’re talking with its founder Laurence – he shares the idea and why EyeWitness is different from other similar projects.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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Mattias Geniar from DNS Spy: “Without Laravel Spark, my project wouldn’t exist”

There are more and more applications built on Laravel, part of them use Laravel Spark as their base. So I decided to interview the owner of such project. Mattias is not only the creator of DNS Spy, but also actively shares his tips on server management, so you will get a lot of knowledge bombs from this interview – on Laravel Spark, DNS topic and servers in general. Let’s get into it!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Using WordPress REST API in Laravel

Recent WordPress 4.7 version was released with a huge thing called REST API – earlier it was possible only with external plugins. So now we can query WordPress database from external projects. Including Laravel. So let’s try it out.

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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Laravel AJAX File Upload with BlueImp JQuery Library

File uploads is one of the most important functions on the internet, and we have bigger files nowadays, which means it’s not enough to have simple input fields – we need AJAX and processing file upload “in the background”. Here I will show you a simple example of that in Laravel 5.

Monday, March 27th, 2017


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