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This week on Thursday, I gave a talk that covered some of the basics of what changed and what is new in the most recent release of Laravel, Laravel 6. Here’s the slides from this talk.

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Laravel is the most popular MVC framework for PHP. It builds on PHP standards and conventions, making it easy to create completely customizable, full-featured apps. This course covers the basics you need to know to build elegant applications of any

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As you are going down the path of unit testing your code, remember to ensure your tests are actually testing and verifying the conditions you want to test and further that when they fail, you get plentiful information back from

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The bulk of your tests are unit tests at the bottom of the pyramid. As you move up the pyramid, your tests gets larger, but at the same time the number of tests (the width of your pyramid) gets smaller.

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So what we get is the following pattern: The probability of making a mistake in the last pasted block of code is 4 times higher than in any other block. Neat bit of research from Intel here and it makes

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With CakePHP 3.0 out the door, I thought it would be good to reflect on the project. CakePHP 3.0 is the longest and largest open source project milestone I’ve ever participated in. At FreshBooks we do retrospectives on large projects

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I just don’t have a need for what the Apple Watch currently provides. I’m sure its functionality will grow with time, though, and as it does I’ll revisit my decision not to buy one. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate

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A common complaint with teams that first try their hand at automated testing, is that it is hard, costly, and not worth the effort. On the other hand, supporters say that it saves them time. In this post, we’ll try

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In this article, I will be outlining a technique to make CSS quantity-aware using specially formed selectors. I will be applying these selectors to one classic problem in particular: how to alter the display of items in a horizontal navigation

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Everyone’s spending increasingly more consumption time dicking around in apps and snacking on bite-sized social content instead of browsing websites and searching Google. Publishers are relying more on social traffic not because Google’s squeezing them out, but because that’s where

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