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15 Mar
2 years ago

joseph.d left a reply on Form Model Binding Relations - How To Bind/populate Relations In A Form?

I've had success doing Form::text('relation[field_name]') which seems to work with form model binding.

17 Sep
2 years ago

joseph.d left a reply on [Elixir] Version() Not Working On Multiple Combined Script

In my case, I was able to solve the problem by moving my webpack call to right near the end before the version call.

I realize that webpack wasn't mentioned as a cause in the original post here, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. Making the change resulted in gulp watch running 100% of the time instead of 30-40% of the time previously.

11 Sep
2 years ago

joseph.d left a reply on [Elixir] Version() Not Working On Multiple Combined Script

I know it's been a while, but are people still experiencing this issue?

I've just installed a fresh Laravel 5.3 which obviously comes with Elixir 6 and I'm getting the very same issue as described in this thread from a year ago.

There are a few other threads around the place mentioning the issue but from what I can tell, it ended up working for most people at some point in 2015.

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, Node 6.5.0, npm 3.10.3.

08 Apr
3 years ago

joseph.d left a reply on Json Column Problem With Mysql5.7 And Laravel5.2

Did you managed to solve this @veerendra ? I am also having the same issue.

07 Mar
3 years ago

joseph.d started a new conversation Another Way To Do API Development?

I have followed Jeffrey's tutorial on Incremental API Development ( and I must say it has taught me a lot. I think that the format of developing something incrementally in a tutorial is a very effective way of teaching.

One thing that I did notice, though, is that although this tutorial hasn't been archived yet, it is now 2 years old.

I presume that there are now new and cooler ways of doing things. In the API tutorial, we create transformers and instantiate them via type-hinting in the constructor. It works great, although the constructor can get a bit crowded if we need to use more than one transformer in a given class.

I've been reading a lot about IoC / Service Providers and I was wondering if this would be a suitable approach to creating transformers instead? It seems as though it would make for cleaner code, but would there be any downsides?

Either way, given the enduring popularity of the Incremental API tutorial, I think that it would be nice if a new one based on Laravel (or Lumen) 5.1/5.2 were created.

21 Jan
3 years ago

joseph.d started a new conversation Elixir / Gulp Saying Tests Passed When They Haven't

Without making any modifications to the tests in Laravel 5.2, I'm running gulp tdd and then intentionally breaking the template to make phpUnit say that they test didn't pass.

It's working, I get the error as expected. However, before it even runs the test, I'm getting "gulp-notify: [Green!] Your phpUnit tests passed!" and a green message popping up in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

The message is eventually replaced with a new message saying it's failed.... but I don't understand why this is happening.

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and Laravel 5.2.

joseph.d left a reply on Elixir Doesn't Version Sourcemaps Usefully

Can you post your {{ elixir }} tags in the blade template and also show how this is being rendered in Chrome?