February 9, 2019 — While developing applications(not necessarily with Laravel), you come across the situation where you need to implement certain functionality. In such cases you shouldn’t want to reinvent the wheel if the functionality is been implemented by someone as a package, accepted well by the community and is ready to be consumed. It’s a no-brainer. I use to follow the same approach and today in this article, I’m going to list out some of my favorite Laravel packages which have made my experience with development in Laravel delicious.
January 26, 2019 — Editor themes are like wallpapers. You get bored of the current one and want to try out something new every now and then. You’ll think you’d settle down to one but that won’t happen (at least in my case).
January 17, 2019 — PHP has evolved greatly as a language over the years. From a simple functional scripting language which initially started by Rasmus Lerdorf as his hobby project to supporting object oriented programming features PHP has come a long way. Although, PHP has been implementing and improving features of object oriented programming in its every release, there is this one feature which is missing and I’ve always wondered why it is not there in PHP all these years. Yes, I’m talking about multiple inheritance.
January 9, 2019 — When working on a project, there comes a time when you need to automate certain tasks. In such cases, it is better to use a CLI tool which can be run from the command prompt because using a web APIs for certain tasks is cumbersome.
December 26, 2018 — There are basically three ways using which you can get the latest updates from my blog: RSS, Newsletter or Twitter.
December 21, 2018 — There comes times when you wouldn’t want your end users staring at white screens or that intimidating loaders for a long time. For instance when user registers to your site, you must have configured your website to send a welcome email or a confirmation email upon registering. So, that operation should be snappy and for that purpose you’d actually want to reduce the amount of time your app takes while sending the email to the user. Laravel Queues comes to the recue for achieving such kind of time consuming tasks.
December 11, 2018 — Let’s talk about Jekyll today. Jekyll is a blog aware, static website generator which is perfect for personal, project and organization sites. I’ve been using Jekyll for this blog for quite sometime now. Three years to be exact. And the best thing about Jekyll is that you can host it on GitHub Pages for free without compromising the speed or any other factors likewise.
December 8, 2018 — PHP development team has just released PHP 7.3 with general availability. This release brings general improvements along with some new features. Even though this is a stable release, the team hasn’t provided concrete migration guide if you want to migrate from the older PHP versions. Maybe they will release those on a later date.
November 21, 2018 — This is the story of how my simple looking(but functional) Notepad app went from zero users to almost 10k monthly users without any sort of marketing and advertising. I’ll mention various aspects which have helped in increasing the growth of this app and some other things in between.
November 13, 2018 — Today’s the day when I’m finally going to write about the current setup of things that I used to get my work done. This will include what software, hardware, accessories I’m using on daily basis at home/work.
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