Another package review on our YouTube channel, this time it's Laravel Vouchers by Beyondcode. Probably the most simple way to add discount codes to your Laravel app.
New video on our YouTube channel - mini-review of a package called Laravel Widgets. It's pretty simple on the surface, but has a few great features to make it really useful.
Spatie team is still on fire with new packages. This week they released another one called Laravel Searchable, created mainly by AlexVanderbist. I've tried it myself and can show you a demo, along with my opinion.
Sending email is a typical function for most web-projects: notifications, password reminders, invoices are done via email. But in recent years we've faced a technical problem. It's not about just sending emails anymore, it's about delivering them successfully.
Laravel-Excel package is great for exporting data. But not a lot of info there about formatting Excel cells - widths, word wraps, fonts etc. So when I encountered this in a client's project, I decided to write this article with a few tips on this topic.
Recently popular package Laravel-Excel released a new version 3.0, which was a pretty radical change from previous versions. I needed to do a simple Excel export and noticed that their documentation covers only export from Laravel Collections but not from some custom structure. So I will show you a "workaround".
We've just released a first "alpha" version of a package called ThemeDownloader - need your opinion, feedback and requests for future improvements. Basically, you can get a Bootstrap-based front-end theme into your Laravel project, just by launching one Artisan command.
A few days ago I started a survey about the tools that Laravel people use. I've spread the word on Twitter, and asked some people via Direct Messages, so got 52 responses. Here are the answers to 5 questions I asked.
Recently I became much more interested in automated testing - PHPUnit, TDD, Laravel Dusk, Travis and other keywords became "closer", so I decided to...