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".
Quite often web-developers don't care enough about errors. If something goes wrong, you often see default Laravel texts like "Whoops, something went wrong" or, even worse, the exception code, which is not helpful at all to the visitor. So I decided to write a step-by-step article of how to handle errors in elegant way and present proper error information to the visitor.
While expanding my team and working with potential junior developers, I've come up with a few tasks to test their practical knowledge. There's not much value in quizzes or interviews - let them create one simple project. From start to finish. So here's an example of such project, you can use it for your own needs.
Laravel has a useful Notification system, where you can notify user about something via email, Slack etc. And there is a quite good default HTML template for emails. But what if you want to customize its design?
Vue.js is getting more and more popular, and good thing about it that it's pretty quick to get started with. Let me show you an example in this tutorial and sample project.
While working internally with Laravel APIs and Vue.js, decided to create a sample open-source project to show how it all works together.
In some systems it is required to change password every X days: in banking sector, or working with more sensitive data. Laravel doesn't have that functionality out-of-the-box, but it's easy to build. Let's do it today.
Laravel is a back-end framework, but most web-projects still require a front-end theme. And there are no sites with "Laravel themes", all front-end themes are mostly based on WordPress CMS. But it shouldn't be a problem - we can easily transform a WP theme to Laravel Blade. We often do that for our clients, so I will show you a simple example.