March 1, 2020 — I use PhpStorm for all my projects related to PHP for years now and I can’t imagine myself going back to another IDE. Period. The amount of features it provides for modern PHP developement is impeccable. There are tonnes of features though, so it’s rather overwhelming if you’ve just started using it and you want to learn all at once.
February 26, 2020 — Working with Laravel Eloquent, we always had this ability to check
null fields when builing queries on models. For instance, if you want to check if
email_verified_at field is
null or not, you’d check it like so.
February 20, 2020 — PHP has introduced an operator called “spaceship opearator” (
<=>) with the release of PHP7. What this spaceship operator do is compare two expressions i.e. its two operands, let’s say
$b, and returns -1, 0 or 1 when
$a is respectively less than, equal to, or greater than
February 18, 2020 — The usual and might be the most used way of cleaning the object is to use the good old __destruct() magic method in PHP. The magic method proves to be good in most of the cases. But there might be some scenario where even the
__destruct() method will fail. For instance, a scenario where your PHP script exceeds the maximum execution time, and terminates thusly. And a fatal error would occur called
Maximum execution time of 20 seconds exceeded in - on line XX.
February 16, 2020 — Sometimes, you might want to convert some of the request parameters to boolean. For instance, take a checkbox field. Unless and until, it hasn’t been checked it won’t be passed through to the request. In such a case, it would be beneficial to convert such inputs to boolean.
February 10, 2020 — Traits in PHP is a way of re-using the code. Basically, Traits are assistive copy-paste mechanism provided by the language itself. Using Traits, developers can reduce the limitations of single inheritence based languages such as PHP. I have written a dedicated article about it if you want to check it out.
view-js.blade.php which wraps the JS code within
<script> tag and a CSS blade file called
view-css.blade.php which wraps the CSS code within
<style> tag. And all you want to do is add these to an another blade file called
January 31, 2020 — Exception handling is an essential part of the software development workflow. It is used to handle the runtime errors so that the normal flow of the application can be maintained.
January 30, 2020 — Laravel’s Blade is a great templating system that blends with Laravel’s ecosystem very well. Setting some data to the view is a breeze and rendering those data into the template is ever so easy. For instance, if you would like to share some data from a controller’s action to a view, you’d do like so.
January 29, 2020 — Sometimes, you might want to attach additional attributes to the original request that has made to the Laravel application. For instance, you want to put your own check in the middleware to see if the user is permitted to access the page or not, and pass that “check” by attaching it as an additional attribute to the request.
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