Laravel has a great mechanism of migrations, but what if you want to visualize your DB schema to see all in one place - to discuss with colleagues, for example. There is a great tool for that - here's a brief overview of Laravel Schema Designer.
Today is an important day for me - I want to introduce to you a new Laravel package created by myself and my team....
Today I want to briefly overview one package Laravel-Excel. I probably don't need to explain its purpose - the title says everything. But what I do want to show you is how easy it is to export data to Excel using Eloquent.
If you follow proper development and deployment process, at some point you have to test your web app with some kind of data. Fake data, preferably. But, on the other hand, "real enough" to test how it would look and work. There's an awesome package for this called Faker.
Just a quick tip - since Laravel 5.1 now is coming with PSR-2 support (most important change is spaces indent instead of tabs), it makes sense to configure your editor to support that by default, if you haven't done so already.