Composable seeders in Laravel with callOnce
Laravel 9 is fresh out the door, and it contains a small contribution of mine: a new callOnce method for database seeders. It solves a problem with seeders I’ve...
Feb 22nd 2022 sebastiandedeyne.com

A CLI tool to monitor GitHub Actions
I'm proud to share that our team has launched a new CLI tool called GitHub Actions Watcher. Using this tool, you can monitor the results of all your...
Feb 21st 2022 freek.dev

A package to automatically discover routes in a Laravel app
I'm proud to announce that our team has released a new package called spatie/laravel-route-discovery. This package can be used to automatically discover and register routes by looking at your...
Feb 9th 2022 freek.dev

PHP in 2021 (video)
Back in December, I made this video looking back on PHP in 2021. You can watch it (make sure to like and subscribe if you liked it), or you...
Jan 24th 2022 stitcher.io

A package to quickly send Slack alerts in a Laravel app
Our team has released a small package called spatie/laravel-slack-alerts. It can be used to send a message to Slack quickly. In this blog post, I'd like to share why...
Jan 21st 2022 freek.dev

A better error page for Symfony applications
Ignition is the most beautiful error page for PHP apps. Yesterday, we launched a new major version of Ignition - you can check out all the details in
Jan 19th 2022 freek.dev

Dealing with dependencies
This post was originally sent to my newsletter. I've written a lot about PHP 8.1 these past months. Not just about the release itself, but also about how important...
Jan 19th 2022 stitcher.io

Ignition, the most beautiful error page for Laravel and PHP, got a major redesign
I'm proud to share that our team has released a new major version of Ignition, the most beautiful error page for Laravel and PHP. It has been redesigned from the...
Jan 18th 2022 freek.dev

"It's your fault"
I read an intriguing blog post yesterday. It's an old one dating back to 2008, titled "Even if a function doesn’t do anything, you still have to call it...
Jan 15th 2022 stitcher.io

Twitter home made me miserable
This post was originally sent to my newsletter in November, 2021. I wanted to share it here as well, just to hear some more thoughts. Two months...
Jan 14th 2022 stitcher.io