(Guest post by Oliver Hermanni) Some days ago Povilas wrote a post why it's bad to code PHP on Windows. He got quite a lot of comments there and on Twitter - and to be honest, not all of them where nice. Unfortunately this is a regular problem - Apple users tend to overreact when it's about Windows. I'm not sure, if most of them ever worked with Windows or why it's still cool to hate it.
Another side-project from my team and me personally. Lately there's quite a lot of books about Laravel, as the framework gets more popular. But the thing I've missed on the market is a non-technical book about Laravel. So here it is - presenting to you "Laravel for Clients"!
I see quite a lot of PHP developers using Windows operating system. And there's nothing wrong with that. But if you look closer...
One of the most popular questions I'm getting as a developer and team leader is what is my/our hourly rate for web-development. Instead of answering "it depends" every time, I decided to create a mini website with an answer. Might be useful not only to myself but to you too - whether you would show it to your clients, or you are a client yourself.
Last week I've conducted a survey, asking you guys what adminpanel solution you're using for your projects. Time to look at the results, make some conclusions and... present to you first draft of upcoming new QuickAdmin.
This time I want to present you something non-technical. While writing to Laravel Daily, I thought that I have quite a lot to say about business part of web-development, not only Laravel technical tips. Especially since I'm currently transitioning from being a developer to being a team leader and owner of small company which you could call a "studio", I guess.
In PHP world there are two big groups of developers - those who work with Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal etc.) and those with frameworks (Laravel, Symfony etc.). And rarely people work with both worlds - cause their philosophy is fundamentally different. But when you get a new project from a client - how to decide whether Laraver is the best choice? Or maybe simple WordPress would be enough and would save time/money? Sometimes it's not that easy to decide. So here are my tips - questions you need to ask.