Trick: Validation within models.

Often when dealing with Eloquent models you will fall into the pattern of retrieving data from the user, validating it, filling the model and saving it. This is perfectly fine, but can lead to a large amount of validation code …

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Code Happy

Are you looking to learn the Laravel PHP Framework? Well 640+ readers think that my book Laravel: Code Happy is the best way  to get started. With 22 chapters and all future additions and updates for free, its a bargain …

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Why Laravel 3.2 is going to rock!

Why? Added to_array method to the base Eloquent model. Added $hidden static variable to the base Eloquent model. Added sync method to has_many_and_belongs_to Eloquent relationship. Added save method to has_many Eloquent relationship. Added unless …

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PHP Namespaces Explained

In PHP version 5.3 a new feature known as namespacing was added to the language. Many modern languages already had this feature for some time, but PHP was a little late to the scene. None the less, every new …

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Where's the code bright site?

edit Code Bright mini site is now available at codebright.daylerees.com. Hi everyone, If you have arrived at this page then you have probably been trying to get a hold of the microsite for my Laravel book 'Code Bright'. …

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Code Happy Update

Hi all! It's been two months now since I first published my book Code Happy with Laravel, and I could not be more surprised with the amount of attention the book has received! I didn't expect to sell many copies …

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My Development Setup

I often get asked what platform I use to develop on, which software, and about my development setup in general, rather than repeat this information to everyone that asks I thought it might be useful to write a short post …

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Time to Code Smart!

Laravel 5 is on the way, and with it, much excitement. As there very well should be! Taylor has worked his butt off bringing us some exciting new features that we'll all be playing with over the next year or …

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Code Bright

Welcome back to Laravel. Last year I wrote a book about the Laravel PHP framework. It started as a collection of tutorials on my blog, and eventually became a full book. I definitely didn’t expect it to be as …

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Christmas for Taylor

Seasons greetings Laravellers! It's been a wonderfully eventful year hasn't it? The 22nd of February saw the first conference for the Laravel framework held in Washington DC. The conference was a wonderful success with a wide range of topics, fantastic …

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Release: Code Happy

My Laravel eBook 'Code Happy' is now available for purchase from Leanpub.com! It currently has the 15 topics covered on the blog, with many, many more coming soon, you pay once and you receive every update, forever! I will …

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Laravel 3.2: The future is bright

With Laravel 3.2 just around the corner, I thought I would take some time out from my usual tutorials and show you all some of the new features that will land with the next version of Laravel. I'm a …

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