Using composer patches
When you use software that is open source, you'll sometimes run into issues or small bugs that have already been fixed by the community in a PR or an issue,...
Feb 3rd 2021 rias.be

A mail driver to quickly preview mail in Laravel apps
Using our laravel-mail-preview package, you can quickly display mails that are sent by your Laravel application in your browser. Today, we've released v5 of the package. In this blog post,...
Jan 28th 2021 freek.dev

Simplifying service providers in Laravel packages
In almost every Laravel package, there is a ServiceProvider class responsible for registering bindings package resources such as config files, views, migrations, ... While preparing a workshop that I...
Jan 25th 2021 freek.dev

Comparing DNS records on two nameservers
We've all been there: you've just manually copied 30+ DNS records from one server to another and you're about to press the metaphorical red button by updating the domain's nameservers....
Jan 25th 2021 alexvanderbist.com

A storm in a glass of water
I just read a post about PHP 8 that I couldn't just silently ignore. If you want to read it first, go check it out. With a fitting...
Jan 20th 2021 stitcher.io

If it were up to me
If it were up to me, I'd change a thing or two about PHP. Of course, I don't have anything to say about PHP's development, and that's ok. I still...
Jan 13th 2021 stitcher.io

Websites should be more like Star Wars
I have to admit I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I can enjoy one of the movies from time to time. Whenever I watch one there is one...
Jan 10th 2021 stitcher.io

Switching between PHP versions with Laravel Valet
Since PHP8 was released we've started upgrading all our projects to PHP 8, the things we can do with attributes, union types and other new features made us desire to...
Jan 8th 2021 rubenvanassche.com

Introducing Ray: a debugging tool for pragmatic developers
I'm proud to announce the immediate release of Ray, a desktop app that vastly improves your debugging experience. Ray is a dedicated window to send dumped values to. It...
Jan 7th 2021 freek.dev

Announcing our secret project
These past few months, my team and I have worked on something that we think will be very usefull for PHP and Laravel devs. At 14:30 CEST you can see me...
Jan 7th 2021 freek.dev