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Running Laravel's scheduler without setting up CRON jobs
Scheduler is a tiny shell script to run Laravel's scheduler every 60 seconds, without having to configure any CRON jobs.
How migrations might be slowing down your Laravel tests
Over the years I've read a lot of interesting posts about speeding up PHUnit. The last one being a pretty good summary by Laravel News, Tips to Speed up Your PHUnit Tests. Remarkably, there's one trick that wasn't mentioned in any of these articles.
“not authorized” exception
Over the last few days we've had a couple of issues with Imagick and processing PDFs on our servers. As it turns out, these issues are caused by automatic security updates. Let's look into the issue and its solution.
Quickly set up existing Laravel projects
Lately, a lot of cool shell aliases and functions have been posted on Twitter. I've decided to join in on the fun and create a shell function for something I do about 5 times per day: setting up an existing Laravel project.
How to ‘hack’ and win the May Mayhem blog contest
I feel like programmers are often as good at breaking things as they are at fixing things. Part of the thought process of programming anything new is figuring out its flaws, weaknesses and possible exploitations. As a web developer, I often find myself applying the same thought process to everything I see and read about online. Including Laravel's May Mayhem blog contest.
Building APIs with
Laravel Query Builder
If you've ever worked on any medium sized API I'm sure you quickly discovered a lot of frequently occurring patterns. Parsing the query string, retrieving necessary models, filtering, sorting, adding pagination and finally encoding the data as JSON. Creating a new endpoint quickly becomes an exhausting chore of making the same decisions repeatedly. To make some of these decisions for us, we built our latest package: laravel-query-builder.