JeffreyWay

JeffreyWay

Member Since 5 Years Ago

Chattanooga, TN

Owner at Laracasts

Experience Points 457,100
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Lessons Completed 266
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    Laracasts Master

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  • Laracasts Sensei Achievement

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21 May
3 days ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Laravel Js Bundle Size Is Too Heavy, Using PDFmake And Data Tables

Is it 2mbs, even for your production builds (npm run production)?

20 May
4 days ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Getting Values From Radio Button

<input type="radio" name="gender" value="male" {{ $user->gender === 'mail' ? 'checked' : '' }}>

JeffreyWay left a reply on How To Record A Screen Cast?

I do code and speak at the same time during screencasts. You might find that you already do this, quietly, when you're working on your own projects.

Anyhow, I'm not doing anything special. Hit record, work through a lesson, and then edit out any major mistakes or pauses at the end.

15 May
1 week ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Laracasts Search

You're referring to the instant autocomplete results. If you want something more in depth, press "/", click "Discussions," type your query, and press enter.

JeffreyWay left a reply on View Team Member's Completed Videos

Within the last month, we added an activity feed to the team manager dashboard. This will be extended very soon to provide even more information. ?

14 May
1 week ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Laracasts Search

@digiproduct First, thanks to you and @snakey for saying the search I built sucks. Great to hear. Second, sorry you're not a fan, but I think it's pretty easy to:

  1. Press /
  2. Type your search query. If you see a lesson below that matches what you want, press down a couple times to select it. Otherwise, press enter.
  3. Watch the content.

I now notice its an extra click to edit my post. Why?

A "..." context menu is pretty common. Twitter does it, too. Helps to clean things up.

10 May
2 weeks ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Is It Me Or Laravel Is Really Hard To Tame For Beginners?

In one vid Jeff says "k, we need to create a new task, well then, let's create an instance, assign every property and then just call save() method, it's that simple! Let's continue in the next...", the next vid: "remember how we did it? well there is a better way and blabla..", the following vid: "in the previous vid we did this, BUT, there is a BETTER approach".

Sorry to hear you're not a fan of that approach, but I think it's vital. I find that newcomers often want to be given the "right way" shortcut. I don't think that's useful.

It's like learning an instrument. If you only learn how to play a particular melody in one position, how is that useful? The key is to learn how to play the melody all over the neck, in multiple positions. That's what I'm trying to do with these lessons. "Here's one way to create and save the task. But here's another approach you can reach for."

07 May
2 weeks ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on [small Bug] Broken Link

This was fixed a couple hours ago.

JeffreyWay left a reply on Clicking On Profile Image Leads To 404

Ah, missed a quote in the deploy a few minutes ago. Thanks for catching that!

06 May
2 weeks ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Common Question

If that's the only place you'll ever make a new payment, then I think it's fine in your controller.

29 Apr
3 weeks ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on SQLSTATE[HY093]: Invalid Parameter Number: Mixed Named And Positional Parameters

Please format your code blocks properly and provide more information.

19 Apr
1 month ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Jeffrey:More Javascript Framework Tutorials?

No plans to cover Angular. I might commission a React + Laravel series this summer. We'll see.

12 Apr
1 month ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Where Are You All From?

Very thankful to have you all has visitors to this little site I made in my bedroom six years ago. :)

06 Apr
1 month ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Emojis ?

@KENEATH - Just press escape.

05 Apr
1 month ago

JeffreyWay started a new conversation Emojis

Hey, everyone. Just a quick heads up that you can now use emojis on the forum.

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Please don't abuse it. ?

JeffreyWay left a reply on Endless Scrolling

there is no way to just get to the last post without scrolling through them all

I really like being able to click on the timestamp from the main forum index view and going straight to the last post.

This was only true for threads with lots of replies that required extra AJAX requests. It messed up the auto-scrolling. I've made a couple tweaks today that should fix this entirely.

01 Apr
1 month ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Can't Watch Video. Vimeo Blocked

If Vimeo is blocked in your country, are you able to use a VPN to access the videos?

27 Mar
1 month ago
13 Mar
2 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Completion Status

@siv - I just checked your account. It's showing 100% complete for "PHP 7 Up and Running" and "The PHP Practitioner" series.

https://d.pr/free/i/K3csy8

Are you not seeing that?

01 Mar
2 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Why Does Generated Controller With Make:model Has Bad Name?

There is no right or wrong for controller naming. That's just the convention Laravel uses. I personally use the plural form, but only out of habit.

28 Feb
2 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on How To Setup My Laravel Project In Digitalocean?

Have you taken a look at Laravel Forge? That's what I'd recommend, if building a server directly with DigitalOcean feels overwhelming.

http://forge.laravel.com https://laracasts.com/series/learn-laravel-forge

26 Feb
2 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on An Error Occurred While Processing Your Card. Try Again In A Little Bit

Hi, Mark -

This is a question for Laracasts support, not the forum. I'm going to delete this thread.

20 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on User Profile Rating 1-5 Rating Star Like

I'll show you how in a Laracasts video with source code tomorrow.

JeffreyWay left a reply on User Profile Rating

What kind of rating? Like a 1-5 star type thing?

15 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Please Change Or Remove The "Memoize" Video

This is a support related request, not a forum discussion.

13 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Accessibility On Laracasts

I've considered it for a long time. Truthfully, it just breaks down to cost and time.

Amazon offers automated transcriptions, which are pretty close. Maybe 75% correct, but that would still require me to manually review the entire thing for corrections.

I might hire a freelancer to tackle this for all current and past lessons this summer.

12 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Laravel Mix Failing To Compile In Production On Dynamic Imports

Dynamic imports aren't supported in the latest version of Mix. It's a nasty webpack and CSS extraction issue that we're stuck with until webpack 5 is out. This is noted in the release notes.

07 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on How Do You Get SQL Row Data Inside Vue?

@areg If you don’t settle down, I’m going to delete your account. You’re being reported left and right for bad behavior by other forum users.

04 Feb
3 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Vue Course On Laracasts

Yes, it's all still fully relevant. Vue is still on version 2.*.

12 Dec
5 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Learn It All Wrong First?

It would be far better (for someone learning) to see a demonstration of the correct method followed by reasons it is correct.

The correct way, if there is such a thing, is rarely obvious to newcomers. You have to work through the wrong or less-ideal ways first to understand why one option is preferable to the other. Chanting “do it this way because it’s the right way” helps nobody.

07 Dec
5 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on All Problems With The New Laracasts Design

@WING5WONG - If you're not signed in, you can always visit https://laracasts.com/latest to go to that page.

06 Dec
5 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on All Problems With The New Laracasts Design

@WING5WONG - The "What's New" page is where you should go. It was just a delayed caching issue, which I've now fixed.

01 Dec
5 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Recording Software?

Screenflow.

27 Nov
5 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Paid Laracast Tutorials?

Just browse around the site. Start with the Series navigation bar dropdown menu for a big list.

21 Nov
6 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Black Friday 2018 Not Working

Hey everyone. Yes, the sale is now officially live.

https://laracasts.com/sales/2018

16 Nov
6 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Callback

@cuwa - Okay, settle down. You're posting too many snarky replies on the forum. We're all trying to improve and get better. This is a friendly place. Please don't make me delete your account. Be nice.

JeffreyWay left a reply on All Problems With The New Laracasts Design

Is it just me or now you can not watch any videos without a subscription.

Just you. All public videos are still accessible.

I miss the old design's easy way to see if there is new content just by going to the catalog.

Click your username avatar in the top right, and then pick "What's New."

13 Nov
6 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on New Fresh Laracasts UI

On the CSS end, we used Tailwind extensively. Any visual effects you like are standard CSS animations.

For JS, we use Vue and Lodash.

JeffreyWay left a reply on Posting To Get The Welcome To The Community Badge

Well that's one to get the badge. :|

09 Nov
6 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on 500 Error On Root Route Of Prefix

@abdulaziz Yes, was a bug with some accounts. Already fixed earlier today.

08 Nov
6 months ago
07 Nov
6 months ago

JeffreyWay left a reply on Please Bring Back The Older Laracasts Design

@sergiu17 Notifications are now scrollable. Sorry about that.

JeffreyWay left a reply on Tiny Bug In The New Design

Thanks @manogi. I've fixed the School in Session bug. I forgot I through that particular achievement checker into a queue. That messed up some of the logic. All fixed now. The next time you perform an action that triggers new experience points, it'll automatically apply that award to your account.