Marvel Unlimited

First of all, I'd like to announce that I'm a huge fan of comic books. Especially comics that contain superheroes. Naturally, this means that I'm an absolutely gigantic fan of the Marvel Universe. Now don't me wrong, I like DC …

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What's this all about?

I know what you're thinking. I already have a blog. It has articles about Laravel and web development in general. I think that's what people come to expect when they visit my site. That's fine! I love tinkering with Laravel, …

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Game: Damn it!

Dear Squaresof-enix, I have finally accepted that there will never be another good Final Fantasy game, I have accepted that you have whored out on making little social games or iPhone ports. So please don't rub it in my face, …

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Notable: Blade syntax highlighting by Medialink

I would simply like to bring to your attention the Blade language tm files created by Medalink from the Laravel community. The tmfile can be used with Sublime Text 2, Textmate, or any other texteditor that supports the tmLanguage extension, …

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Answering Questions

Lami asks: Big thanks for such a great book first of all. Are you familiar with continuous integration with PHP development and how it ties in with Laravel. Also what tools do you recommend for a startup looking to build …

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Site: New code blocks

I have known for a while now that my previous code block's weren't the easiest to read, so I have decided to change them. We will now be using laravel/github style color schemes with line numbers, they should be …

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Thoughts on Coda 2

Before I start, I'd first like to say that Coda 2 is an absolutely fantastic piece of software. I think that Panic are an amazing company ( I own some of their other apps ) and that I really appreciate that they …

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PHPandas

For the last few months I've been spending my evenings typing like my fingers are on fire, dedicating some of my free time to a new side project. I'd like to introduce PHPandas. PHPandas is a book targetted at absolute …

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Code Happy: Now in print!

After several months in the making I'm pleased to announce the print copy of Code Happy. The print copy is available from Lulu in A4 format, with nicely sized type and code samples, and a beautiful glossy coa... cover. The …

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Nginx configuration for the site.

A few people were asking to see the nginx configuration used on my website. Here it is with a few comments to help it all make sense. I don't claim to be an nginx expert, because I've only recently switched …

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What to expect from me at Laracon.

Hopefully you have heard about the Laravel conference that is taking place next week in Washington DC. I was kindly offered a speaking slot at the conference and how could I say no? So you might be wondering what I’ …

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Trick: Chainable Libraries

You may have seen Laravel's core libraries use method chaining as an elegant way of providing multiple user definable settings to a library, for example the Fluent Query Builder allows you to chain methods together to build your SQL query …

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