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Using Pest to test Laravel Livewire validation rules
Using Pest to test Laravel Livewire validation rules

Last year I wrote a post about testing Laravel Livewire validation rules with PHP Unit. This post uses the same techniques as that post, but shows how to transfer it to Pest instead of PHP Unit.

Mocking window.location in Jest
Mocking window.location in Jest

Recently I had to write some tests for a piece of JavaScript code that used window.location. This left me trying to figure out how to mock the window.location so that I could pass in dummy data and ensure that the data I got back was what was expected. Here was how I managed to solve the issue.

Considerations for Incremental Static Regeneration in Next.js
Considerations for Incremental Static Regeneration in Next.js

Next.js offers a feature called Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) that allows you to generate a static page when the page is first visited, rather than generating a static copy at build time. This is a really handy feature as it allows you to reduce your build time, but still benefit from having a cache of a page generated so future visitors will have a faster response time.

Mocking axios in Jest tests with Typescript
Mocking axios in Jest tests with Typescript

Recently I wanted to write a test for a React component that uses axios to retrieve information from an API. To do this I had to mock jest, but I ran into some issues with the types as I was using typescript. This article explains how I managed to get it to work.

Using GitHub Dependabot with a Monorepo
Using GitHub Dependabot with a Monorepo

GitHub offers a dependabot service that can let you know of any potential security issues with your dependencies and automatically create a Pull Request for you. This works great without any configuration if you have a repo that contains npm, composer or gem dependencies, but you may need additional configuration if your lock files aren’t in the root directory, or in separate directories in the case of a monorepo.

What should I test?
What should I test?

You might often hear developers say that you should write tests. Great, let’s go! But what should you test and where do you start? I don’t know all the answers, but here are some tips for getting started.

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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.

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