Category: Blog

Building Package Installers

I think most of us that have worked with Laravel for a while are very familiar with the package installation process: add the package via composer, register the service provider, publish the config file, update the environment file, hopefully you remember to update .env.example, and after all of that you hope that you didn’t miss a step. This often involved copying and pasting from a README and bouncing back and forth between your editor and a browser. With the release of Laravel 5.5 we got a pretty great improvement to this process with package discovery but outside of that...

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Advanced React and GraphQL Course by Wes Bos

Wes Bos launched his latest course yesterday — Advanced React and GraphQL. In this premium video course you’ll learn how to build full-stack applications with React and GraphQL. Already, roughly 3,500 people have started learning Advanced React with GraphQL: Just as React has transformed the way we build web applications, GraphQL is changing how we build APIs to query and mutate data. With a focus on modern JavaScript and real-world application, this course is a start-to-finish way to learn Full Stack Advanced React, GraphQL, Node.js, and friends. Join me as I show you how to build a full stack...

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Carbon Updates Coming to Laravel 5.8

Thanks to Carbon maintainer @kylekatarnls you will be able to use Carbon 1.0 or Carbon 2.0 staring in Laravel 5.8. The update includes the ability to use Carbon immutable and even make your application use CarbonImmutable as the default. ⏱Thanks to some hard work by Carbon maintainer Kyle (https://t.co/kLkpb3rVBm) you will be able to use Carbon 1.0 OR 2.0 in Laravel 5.8… This allows support for CarbonImmutable. You can even configure your application to always use CarbonImmutable. ⏱ pic.twitter.com/JpKAaoABo9 — Taylor Otwell ????‍???? (@taylorotwell) October 3, 2018 According to the laravel/framework pull request you can choose which class you...

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How Learning Data Structures and Algorithms Helped Me Ace My Coding Interviews

I remember walking into my first technical interview for a software engineering internship. I didn’t know what to expect, for I did no preparation whatsoever and assumed whatever I learned in class up to that point would carry me through the interview. Oh, how I was wrong. I walked into a room containing one other person and a whiteboard. The attention was on me. The interviewer asked me to write a program that, given a start position and an end position in a matrix (a two-dimensional list or array), would find an optimal path from the start position to...

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Google to record some calls from ads for quality assurance – Search Engine Land

Google has begun informing advertisers that it may record some of the calls that come in through call-only ads and call extensions in ads. Here’s what we know about this new initiative so far. Why Google is doing this. The primary goals, says Google, are to protect users from fraud and spam and to ensure a trusted environment for advertisers. “Fraud in the advertising calls ecosystem is a growing issue and we are committed to combating it and improving call quality for consumers. We have introduced a program in the U.S. to record a small fraction of the calls...

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