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492,500 XP
Feb
22
3 days ago
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Commented on Technique #1: A URI Hash Toggles The Modal

Only because we delete that anchor tag shortly after. It was only temporary.

Feb
17
1 week ago
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Commented on The HTML And CSS For A Basic Modal

Yeah, but of course the point is to learn how to make your own.

Feb
09
2 weeks ago
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Commented on Punch A Duck

I've heard both used interchangeably.

Jan
28
4 weeks ago
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Commented on How To Test Composer Package Changes Locally

Sorry about that. All fixed now.

Jan
21
1 month ago
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Commented on Game Plan And Cypress Overview

It can go anywhere you want. Out of the box, Cypress just creates a folder in the project root.

Jan
15
1 month ago
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Commented on A Dummy Is A Stand-in For The Real Thing

We’ll talk about tools like that in the next episode. I wanted to start with the manual way.

Jan
10
1 month ago
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Commented on Explain Signed Routes

Haha, you're right. If there had been a user with that id, we would have gotten the 403.

Jan
04
1 month ago
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Commented on Green Is When You Refactor

@danielr192 Why would that be gross? It represents a collection of Questions. Very common pattern.

Dec
17
2 months ago
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Commented on Unit Test A Simple Class

I believe it's an extension called PHP File Types.

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Commented on Setup The World

In a Laravel app, yes. We haven't touched anything Laravel-specific in this series so far.

Dec
15
2 months ago
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Commented on Unit Test A Simple Class

That was a typo. We fix it a few minutes later in the video, at 17:10.

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Commented on Unit Test A Simple Class

Thanks! But I haven't really been gone. I've personally published nine lessons in the last few weeks.

Nov
25
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
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30
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months ago
Oct
23
4 months ago
Oct
19
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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