Bert Ramakers, Mar 24
Creating Strictly Typed Arrays and Collections in PHP
Bert discusses an interesting approach to creating arrays and collections that automatically enforce certain types - both scalar and fully custom
Thomas Punt, Mar 22
Parallel Programming with Pthreads in PHP - the Fundamentals
Thomas explains the most recent version of pthreads targeting PHP 7+ and demonstrates all the new features it brought along. Get started with parallelism!
Bruno Skvorc, Mar 20
Sourcehunt - Build a Medium Exporter + Cool New Libs!
This sourcehunt, we've found a lot of Laravel and/or JSON focused packages. It's an interesting combo which led us to our newest "app idea of the month"!
Francesco Malatesta, Mar 17
My Laravel Package Building Workflow
Francesco tells us about his workflow for building Laravel packages - from PSR-4 baby steps to Facades, Francesco justifies and explains the steps he takes.
Younes Rafie, Feb 28
How to Secure Laravel Apps with 2FA via SMS
Younes Rafie shows us how to add 2FA to a Laravel app - make sure your users can log in securely by adding an SMS layer!
Younes Rafie, Feb 25
PHP Fractal - Make Your API's JSON Pretty, Always!
Younes looks at Fractal - a PHP League package for formatting and transforming JSON, YAML, and other data formats to something consistent. APIs rejoice!
Deji Akala, Feb 24
Sylius and Cutting Your Teeth on TDD
We look at Sylius - a fully tested and super-robuts e-commerce platform/framework, and use it to learn some proper Test Driven Development!
Viraj Khatavkar, Feb 23
Laravel Dusk - Intuitive and Easy Browser Testing for All!
Bruno Skvorc, Feb 21
Sourcehunt: Idea of the Month and 6 Interesting Repos!
Sourcehunt Feb, apart from promoting really interesting open source repos, now also features an app idea of the month, worth a fortune. Check it out!
Eugene Dementjev, Feb 13
Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators
Eugene explains Forwarding Decorators: a crazy concept for approaching modularity in apps - wrapping them in other classes and recompiling everything.
Bruno Skvorc, Jan 30
Testing Frenzy - Can We BDD Test the Units?
Let's take a look at Peridot - a testing suite with a different approach. Can we BDD test our units? Should we?
Alex Bilbie, Jan 05
Re-Introducing Jenkins: Automated Testing with Pipelines
Alex Bilbie looks at Jenkins' newest feature: pipelines. With it, we configure Laravel's auto-testing procedure, and make sure our builds stay alive!
Younes Rafie, Dec 16
What Are Polymorphic Relations and How Do We Use Them with Eloquent?
In this "next level Laravel" post, Younes explains an interesting approach to designing relationships with Eloquent: polymorphic relations.
Christopher Vundi, Dec 14
Let's Kill the Password! Magic Login Links to the Rescue!
Chris adds a password-less login procedure on top of the typical username/password login in Laravel - let's kill the password!
Christopher Pitt, Nov 28
Event Sourcing in a Pinch
Chris explains what event sourcing is, how to use it, when to apply it, and why. Check out this advanced DDD pattern in an easy to learn format!
Younes Rafie, Nov 16
Quick Tip: The Convenient Magic of Eloquent Observers
Younes presents Eloquent Observers - a method of subscribing to changed on models and having those models notify all subscribers of changes. Check it out!
Christopher Thomas, Oct 31
2FA in Laravel with Google Authenticator - Get Secure!
Christopher Thomas shows us the full process of implementing 2FA - two factor authentication - in Laravel, using Google Authenticator!
Ahmed Khan, Oct 31
A Crash Course of Changes to Exception Handling in PHP 7
Ahmed Khan gives us a brief overview of the new exception and error classes in PHP 7, and how they can impact your future, current, and past code!
Matthew Setter, Oct 20
Testing PHP Code with Atoum - an Alternative to PHPUnit
Matthew Setter takes an introductory look at atoum - an alternative to PHPUnit with an interesting twist
Claudio Ribeiro, Oct 17
A First Look at Atlas - the ORM That Delivers
Claudio takes a look at Atlas - a new type of ORM that doesn't oversell. If you're dying for a breath of fresh ORM air, check it out!
Deji Akala, Oct 05
From HTTP Messages to PSR-7: What's It All About?
In this primer about PSR-7, Deji Akala explains where it came from, what the PSR means, how it changed the PHP landscape, and what's next.
Deji Akala, Sep 27
Single-File Symfony Apps? Yes, with MicroKernelTrait!
Deji Akala shows us that it's possible to have single-file Symfony apps - with the help of a new 2.8/3.0 feature: the MicroKernelTrait!
Claudio Ribeiro, Sep 26
Quick Intro: PhpCompatibility for PHPCS - Are You PHP7 Ready?
Claudio introduces us to a new PHPCS standard - PhpCompatibility. This standard checks your code for compatibility with past and present versions of PHP!
Paul Jones, Sep 20
PHP-FIG Alternatives: The Pros and Cons of Various Visions
After Larry voiced his opinion, Paul Jones chimes in with his stances and suggestions about PHP-FIG and its options going forward.