BillRiess

BillRiess

Software Engineering Manager at Flowbird Inc.

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Commented on Dropdown Component

This is a good tutorial for menu-based dropdowns. I think it would be helpful to cover form-based dropdowns as that can get more complicated. The best way I've seen to handle those was to use an input hidden and dynamically update its value.

Mar
04
5 months ago
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Started a new Conversation Mail In Laravel 7.x

Has anyone else had issues using Mail in Laravel 7.x?

If I use the old config style everything works but using the new config structure (mailers) none of my mails will send. I get null driver exception:

Unable to resolve NULL driver for [Illuminate\Mail\TransportManager].

The mails are being sent as queued notifications.

Feb
24
5 months ago
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Replied to Force MorphTo To Implement Interface

Sorry, maybe there was some misunderstanding.

I have a model with a polymorphic relationship. I want to make sure the only things that are related are using a specific interface.

For example, say I have these models:

Cart, CartItem, Product, Pass, Media, User, Something

CartItem has sellable which is a polymorphic relationship (MorphTo) to a range of different models. The Product, Pass and Media are implementing a Sellable interface which forces them to have a Price. Technically, you could point a CartItem's sellable relationship to non-sellable things like User, Cart, or Something which I want to protect against.

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Started a new Conversation Force MorphTo To Implement Interface

Is there a good way to make sure a morphTo relationship adheres to an interface?