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Bulma Blade UI
Bulma Blade UI

I would like to introduce a new Laravel package I have been working on for a little while called Bulma Blade UI. It offers a set of reusable Blade components with the Bulma html structure and CSS classes, as well as basic authentication views for use with Laravel Fortify, ready to go with minimal setup.

Testing a Laravel Console Command
Testing a Laravel Console Command

I recently discovered that you can test an artisan console command very easily in Laravel 8 and make assertions on the output. In this example we are going to make a console command to import some products into our database from a csv file and then test they are all added as expected.

Splitting a large Laravel Livewire Component
Splitting a large Laravel Livewire Component

Sometimes, no matter what solution you use to build your system, there comes a point where everything tends to grow a bit big and edges towards being unmanageable. Luckily Livewire offers a solution to this problem.

Using Ldap Record with Laravel Fortify
Using Ldap Record with Laravel Fortify

In my organisation we use Ldap to authenticate users so they only have to remember one username and password and it means we don’t have to worry about managing passwords. Laravel 8 has some fantastic new features, including Laravel Fortify. This is a guide to getting started using Ldap Record with Laravel Fortify.

New Book - Nigel's Intranet Adventure
New Book - Nigel's Intranet Adventure

My new book, “Nigel’s Intranet Adventure” is now available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle and will be released on 7th September 2020.

Create a social network with 4 models
Create a social network with 4 models

When you think about defining the database for a social network you will probably think it’s going to involve hundreds of tables and complex relationships. This doesn’t have to be the case. This article explains how you can create a social network with just 4 models.

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Creating multi-worksheet Excel files with Simple Excel
Creating multi-worksheet Excel files with Simple Excel

Recently I had to create a large data export for a project. I like using Spatie’s Simple Excel package to do this as it is very simple to use and works well when exporting large amounts of data to a CSV or Excel file with the ability to stream a download to the browser. This particular project had an additional requirement though, exporting multiple worksheet’s of data at once. Luckily, this package allows you to do this too.

The PHP foreach loop
The PHP foreach loop

An alternative to the for loop, the foreach loop is used to iterate or loop over an array. The foreach loop allows you to loop through the items in the array without setting a limit for it to stop like you do in a for loop.

The PHP for loop
The PHP for loop

If you have something you want to repeat then consider using a PHP for loop, saving you from copying and pasting the same code multiple times. Adding the code into a loop means you only have to write it once, and you also only have to maintain the code in one place in future.

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

By C.S. Rhymes

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