JeffreyWay

JeffreyWay

Owner at Laracasts

Member Since 7 Years Ago

Chattanooga, TN

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Nov
25
3 days ago
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Commented on Extract A Honeypot Manager

I think I missed part of the conditional when I extracted the method.

Here's that full method: https://github.com/laracasts/honeypot/blob/main/app/Honeypot/Honeypot.php#L61-L65

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Replied to Laracasts 50% Off

No - we only refund the previous charge if it occurred within a month of your lifetime upgrade.

Nov
24
4 days ago
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Replied to Black Friday Sale 50% Off - Coupon Problem

@mont3r I've updated your account to allow you to apply the coupon a second time. Give it another try.

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Replied to Black Friday Sale 50% Off - Coupon Problem

@mont3r I just checked your account. You did apply the coupon. It'll be applied to your next invoice. There's nothing more to do.

Nov
23
5 days ago
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Awarded Best Reply on Suddenly A New Question Is Ruby Markdown

Okay I see it now, too. Weird that it wasn't showing for me last week.

Fixed.

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Replied to Suddenly A New Question Is Ruby Markdown

Okay I see it now, too. Weird that it wasn't showing for me last week.

Fixed.

Nov
22
6 days ago
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Replied to Jetstream

We will cover Jetstream... but it is 100% avoidable. Not sure where you got the impression that it’s a required package.

Nov
20
1 week ago
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Replied to Suddenly A New Question Is Ruby Markdown

I'm using Firefox. Both code snippets look the same to me.

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Replied to Suddenly A New Question Is Ruby Markdown

Can you give me an example of what you mean?

Nov
12
2 weeks ago
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Replied to Laracasts Certification For College

What are you going to do with that certificate? It has no value.

Nov
11
2 weeks ago
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Awarded Best Reply on Forum Avatars

It still falls back to Gravatar, but if you provide your Twitter or GitHub username on your profile page, we'll grab from there first.

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Replied to Forum Avatars

It still falls back to Gravatar, but if you provide your Twitter or GitHub username on your profile page, we'll grab from there first.

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Replied to How Can Mix Use Different Production Environment Variables?

Compile Mix on your production server, as part of your deploy.

Nov
10
2 weeks ago
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Replied to Function Name Must Be A String

I’ve never seen that. Can you share a portion of your code that’s throwing that error?

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Replied to Fatal Error: Allowed Memory Size Of 1610612736 Bytes Exhausted (tried To Allocate 4096 Bytes) In Phar:///usr/local/Cellar/composer/1.10.13/bin/composer/src/Composer/DependencyResolver/Solver.php On Line 223

Yeah, I kept running into that memory size error a few months ago. Since upgrading to Composer v2, I haven't encountered it once.

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Replied to CSS Framework With Tons Of Components. Or Components Alone Itself. Do You Use/know?

@andyandy Yeah, as long you're cool with utility frameworks, it sounds like Tailwind UI is exactly what you're looking for.

Oct
31
4 weeks ago
Oct
30
4 weeks ago
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Replied to New Style Update On Laracasts

@laracoft Best answer gets a blue background and colored borders.

@automica Yeah that's a bug. I'll fix that.

Oct
29
4 weeks ago
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Replied to New Style Update On Laracasts

That’s a Safari bug, not a feature.

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Replied to Delete Not Working

Your routes file is probably using the DELETE request. If that's the case, you'll need to submit a form and set the method.

<form method="POST" action="...">
	@csrf
	@method('DELETE')

	<button type="submit">Delete</button>
</form>
Oct
28
1 month ago
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Awarded Best Reply on New Style Update On Laracasts

I'd hold off on commentary. I have a number of updates that I'll be pushing out over the next two days.

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Replied to New Style Update On Laracasts

I'd hold off on commentary. I have a number of updates that I'll be pushing out over the next two days.

Oct
25
1 month ago
Oct
23
1 month ago
Oct
19
1 month ago
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Awarded Best Reply on Filter_by=contributed_to Not Paginating

Should be fixed now.

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Replied to Filter_by=contributed_to Not Paginating

Should be fixed now.

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Awarded Best Reply on Images And Animated Gifs Here On Laracasts

I strip all of that out.

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Replied to Images And Animated Gifs Here On Laracasts

I strip all of that out.

Oct
13
1 month ago
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Replied to Leaderboard Rewards

One thing I'd like to figure out is how to incentivize new users. Why bother trying to reach the leaderboard when you're up against folks who have been building their XP for a half decade now...

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Started a new Conversation Leaderboard Rewards

Hey, everyone -

I've enjoyed watching @bobbybouwmann and @snapey playfully compete for the top spot on the leaderboard. It has been on my todo list for years now, but I think it's time that we finally add a rewards/prestige layer. The basic idea is that, as you help out on the forum, once you reach a certain XP rank, you'd then qualify for various perks (mugs, t-shirts, free Laracasts access for life, etc.)

I'm going to have Adrian work on this, but I'd appreciate any feedback and ideas for what you'd like to see. Obviously, keep it realistic. We're not going to fly you to Hawaii haha, but I hope we can think up some fun little rewards.

P.S. Once we publish this new prestige system, it'll of course be retroactive.

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Commented on Improve Confusing Code With Small Refactors

I thought I did that in the previous attempt, but maybe not.

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Commented on Improve Confusing Code With Small Refactors

This entire series will be like that. 👍

Oct
07
1 month ago
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Awarded Best Reply on Laracast Discussions: Cannot Select Question Text With Answer Modal Open

Fixed. Was a PurgeCSS issue.

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Replied to Is There A Public Source For The Forum Laracasts Is Using Here?

It's not open source. Sorry about that.

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Replied to Laracast Discussions: Cannot Select Question Text With Answer Modal Open

@snapey That's strange. I haven't touched any forum code in weeks. I wonder if a dependency default changed something here. I'll take a look.

Oct
01
1 month ago
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Commented on Limit Access To Authorized Users

@eminalizada Thank you.

To answer your question, some monospaced fonts have special ligatures like that.

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

Sep
22
2 months ago
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Commented on What We Are Refactoring

I've written lots and lots and lots of horrible code.

BUT - the example in this series is heavily modified to give us a fun starting point for the refactors.

Sep
18
2 months ago
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Commented on Testing Billable Registration

There are test keys you can use that disables recaptcha for your local or test environments. That's what I'd do.

Sep
16
2 months ago
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Commented on Upgrade The Laracasts Codebase To Laravel 8

Hmm, unless you're doing long network requests, 2 seconds per test is sllloooooow. I don't use Docker, so can't help much there. Most of my tests hit the database and use the DatabaseTransactions trait to roll everything back at the end of the test.

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Commented on Upgrade The Laracasts Codebase To Laravel 8

Good to know!

Yeah, a little tricky doing the forks in this video when I knew they'd be updated any day. At least it's somewhat useful for future reference.

Sep
14
2 months ago
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Commented on Upgrade The Laracasts Codebase To Laravel 8

I believe that's the sempro/phpunit-pretty-print package.

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Replied to Laracasts Deleted All My Reply ?

I deleted your thread because it's a customer support request...not a general forum discussion.

Sep
08
2 months ago
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Commented on Twitter Clone Setup

@mmickells That's a temporary Composer-specific issue. You haven't done anything wrong. They'll hopefully fix that soon. I'm experiencing it, too.

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Commented on Squash A Massive Migrations Folder

Definitely.

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Commented on Squash A Massive Migrations Folder

Yes, you'd commit the schema. I wouldn't bother with this command unless I have many, many migrations. In the case of Laracasts, like I mentioned in this video, I'd dump the schema and prune at the same time.

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Commented on Squash A Massive Migrations Folder

Hmm, this should have been fixed. Are you on the dev release from a few days ago? Or is this after a fresh install?