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Convert Your SQL to Laravel Builder with Orator

By CodeBrisk 22 Dec 2018
Convert Your SQL to Laravel Builder with Orator

You can convert raw and legacy SQL queries into a Laravel database query builder version with Orator, an online tool by Maurice Calhoun. This generator could also be an excellent tool for someone learning Laravel, as it can help them translate SQL queries into query builder objects, as learning a new ORM c......

Optimize Your Application with Laravel Page Speed

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Optimize Your Application with Laravel Page Speed

Laravel Page Speed is a package by Renato Marinho for optimizing your Laravel site automatically. Page Speed is inspired by Google’s mod_pagespeed, and providing the following options:

  • inline_css inlines small external CSS files
  • elide_attributes removes un......

Laravel 5.4: Specified key was too long error

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Laravel 5.4: Specified key was too long error

Laravel 5.4 made a change to the default database character set, and it’s now utf8mb4 which includes support for storing emojis. This only affects new applications and as long as you are running MySQL v5.7.7 and higher you do not need to do anything.

For those running MariaDB or ol......

Bootstrap Laravel 5 Packages with Bootpack

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Bootstrap Laravel 5 Packages with Bootpack

Bootpack is a Laravel 5 package bootstraper by Erik Campobadal that helps you create new Laravel 5 packages with the following features:

  • Creates composer.json for a laravel package
  • Create a basic well-structured package directory
  • Adds the local autoloader to the project composer.......

Testing Laravel Middleware with HTTP Tests

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Testing Laravel Middleware with HTTP Tests

In this post, I’d like to demonstrate a practical example of testing a middleware using HTTP tests. Testing at the HTTP level can make your tests more resilient to change and more readable.

On a recent episode of Full Stack Radio (#72) with Adam Wa......

Vultr is Now Supported on Forge

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Vultr is Now Supported on Forge

Laravel Forge announced last week that Vultr now has first-party support. You can now create Vultr as a service provider by entering your API credentials in the Forge Server Providers ......

Appstract Laravel Blade Directives

By CodeBrisk 22 Oct 2018
Appstract Laravel Blade Directives

With no shortage of excellent blade extensions circulating in the community, you should also check out the appstract/laravel-blade-directives package.

Whether you end up installing the package or copying a few that you like to your p......