After all those recent Mandrill news the whole web-dev community was shaken up and started looking for alternatives for transactional emails. And actually, there is a whole another way of thinking about it: do we always actually need to send the email?
When talking about Frameworks vs CMSs, we usually compare one to another. But in fact there are quite a lot of CMSs that are built on top of frameworks! Laravel isn't an exception and there are a few popular CMS projects which deserve attention. So I decided to look at the market and do a quick testing of those. Let's see what I've found.
If you have a longer form in your project, it takes time to fill it in. And if it's hidden under user session, it will time out - by default, in 120 minutes. Seems like enough time, but what if a user left the form open for longer time, went for coffee or something, and then tries to finish it after a while? There is a package to make session active.
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.