If you are lucky enough to build a popular community, then your reward is a never-ending onslaught of spam. It's a simple reality; there's no getting around it. In this series, I'll show you a variety of useful techniques for preventing spam at every turn. We'll review everything from basic keyword matching, to honeypots, to reCAPTCHA.
Laravel Scout is a powerful, full-text search package for your Eloquent models. Follow the basic setup instructions, and within minutes you'll be triggering lightning-fast search queries with Algolia. In this short series, come a long as I demonstrate everything you need to know.
It's hard to believe, but PHP 8 is right around the corner. As part of this new release, not only will you benefit from performance improvements - thanks to the new JIT compiler - but you'll also enjoy useful new operators and types, attributes, match expressions, and so much more. If you're intrigued, hop in and we'll review everything you need to know.
This series is exclusively focused on the art of refactoring code. Make a small change, run the tests, and then make another small change. Each episode provides a variety of long-form examples and pitfalls using real life code. Please note that this series is not chronological. Each episode is unique and may be viewed in any order.
In this workshop, we'll focus exclusively on the open-closed principle (the O in SOLID). Using real-life code, line by line, we'll refactor a confusing class into something far more manageable and extendable. Once finished, we'll have gained the luxury of introducing new functionality, not by modifying existing code, but by instead writing a new class.
A static site is often the ideal choice for certain types of projects. Common use cases might be portfolios, blogs, or documentation sites. They are easy to host, simple to implement, and incredibly fast. In this series, we’ll take a look at a handful of the most popular static site generators.
Cypress is a fantastic end-to-end testing framework. In this series, we'll learn, not just the ins and outs of Cypress, but also how it can be leveraged within a Laravel application to allow for everything from logging in, to seeding a database, to swapping environments.