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Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server
Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server

Laravel offers a quick and easy command to create a new Laravel project that uses Laravel Sail using the Laravel build server. But what if you want to customise what services are installed by default?

Getting started with React Hook Form
Getting started with React Hook Form

I normally develop forms in Laravel, using Livewire where possible. Laravel has some great form validation tools built in that I’m really used to working with and Livewire offers easy to use state management. For this project though, I had to build the form in a React project.

Using when with the Laravel Http Client
Using when with the Laravel Http Client

Here’s a little tip I discovered that I haven’t seen documented anywhere. You can use when() and unless() with the Laravel Http client.

New book announcement!
New book announcement!

Announcing the new book, The Little-Astwick Mysteries - Trouble at the church, by C.S. Rhymes. It is now available for pre-order on the Amazon Kindle store for £2.99, with the release date of the 1st February 2024.

Using prettier to format your Jekyll theme
Using prettier to format your Jekyll theme

I have been using prettier for a few years to automatically format code, especially JavaScript and TypeScript projects, as it helps standardise the output on a shared code project. I have maintained a few different Jekyll themes over the years and wanted to use the power of prettier to automatically format code consistently.

First impressions of React Native as a Web Developer
First impressions of React Native as a Web Developer

I decided to try out React Native to build a native app and see how it works. I’m an experienced web developer but have limited knowledge of apps. I helped build an app using Apache Cordova and PhoneGap many (many) years ago and also worked on another app using the ionic framework a few years later. If I’m honest I can’t really remember how they worked as it was so long ago, so it was kind of like starting fresh for me.

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Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server
Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server

Laravel offers a quick and easy command to create a new Laravel project that uses Laravel Sail using the Laravel build server. But what if you want to customise what services are installed by default?

Getting started with React Hook Form
Getting started with React Hook Form

I normally develop forms in Laravel, using Livewire where possible. Laravel has some great form validation tools built in that I’m really used to working with and Livewire offers easy to use state management. For this project though, I had to build the form in a React project.

Using when with the Laravel Http Client
Using when with the Laravel Http Client

Here’s a little tip I discovered that I haven’t seen documented anywhere. You can use when() and unless() with the Laravel Http client.

How NOT to make a website

How NOT to make a Website

By C.S. Rhymes

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Nigel's Intranet Adventure

Nigel's Intranet Adventure

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