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Using the unique validation rule in a Laravel Form Request
Using the unique validation rule in a Laravel Form Request

Sometimes you want to ensure that a field is unique in the database so that someone can’t add the same item twice, such as the title for a post. Laravel provides a couple of handy tools for this, including the Unique validation rule, but there is a bit more configuration required to other validation rules to make the most of its abilities.

Why build a package?
Why build a package?

In my day to day job I make use of a lot of packages. This got me thinking it would be good to create a package of my own, so I have decided to build a Laravel package. It’s got a long way to go yet before it’s ready, but I thought I would write down my thoughts about the benefits of building a package while it is still fresh in my mind.

Getting your project seen
Getting your project seen

Developers love building things and sometimes we want to share these things with other developers to help make their life easier. Creating you project and putting it on GitHub can seem like the difficult part, but letting people know its there and getting them to use it can be even harder.

Rethinking your commute
Rethinking your commute

Like many people, I work in a city, but I live outside the city, meaning I have to commute to work each day. My normal commute takes me over an hour to commute just over 20 miles. That’s pretty shocking when you think of it. My average speed is less than 20 miles per hour. I enjoy my job but, like most people, I really don’t enjoy the commute to and from work.

Using Laravel Eloquent's Many to Many Relationship
Using Laravel Eloquent's Many to Many Relationship

The more time you spend reading the Laravel docs, the more things you will find that will save you time and effort. I have been using Laravel for many years but this week I discovered I had been using the many to many relationship in a sub optimal way, and by that I mean I avoided it at all costs.

Managing Expectations
Managing Expectations

How long will something take to do? Who knows? Sometimes you just need to make just a tiny little quick change, but it doesn’t work out quite as expected and you have to go back and keep making small change after small change, then before you know it, it’s lunch time.

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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.

How NOT to make a website

How NOT to make a Website

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