Archive for the ‘automation’ Category

Real-Time Laravel Notifications and Follows? Sure, with Stream!

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With Laravel, it's pretty easy to create newsfeed sites, blogs, or even forums where people post content, comment, or even mark some of these posts as favorite. To spice things up, we can make the app more lively by adding notifications for actions per...

How Can I Use Laravel Envoyer or Deployer with SemaphoreCI?

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Test automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery are quite widespread in the community now. This brought to life multiple services trying to make the process more enjoyable and less overwhelming for developers, so they can focus on deli...

Sourcehunt – Build a Medium Exporter + Cool New Libs!

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It's time for our monthly hunt for new open source libraries to use and contribute to! If you're new to Sourcehunt, it's our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars ...

Crash Course: Continuous Deployment with Semaphore CI

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Software is playing an ever bigger role in how companies compete across a broad range of industries. Large organizations are finding that their current approaches to managing software are limiting their ability to respond as quickly as business require...

PHP Fractal – Make Your API’s JSON Pretty, Always!

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If you've built an API before, I'll bet you're used to dumping data directly as a response. It may not be harmful if done right, but there are practical alternatives that can help solve this small problem. One of the available solutions is Fractal. It ...

Laravel Dusk – Intuitive and Easy Browser Testing for All!

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End to end testing for JavaScript applications, particularly single-page-apps, has always been a challenge. To that end, Laravel released its 5.4 version recently with a new testing library: Dusk. With the release of Dusk, Laravel hopes to give its u...

Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators

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As your web application becomes larger, you certainly start to think more about designing a flexible, modular architecture which is meant to allow for a high amount of extensibility. There are lots of ways to implement such architecture, and all of the...

How to Make Modern PHP More Modern? With Preprocessing!

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Let's have a bit of fun. A while ago, I experimented with PHP macros, adding Python range syntax. Then, the talented SaraMG mentioned an RFC, and LordKabelo suggested instead adding C#-style getters and setters to PHP. Aware of how painfully slow it ca...

Testing Frenzy – Can We BDD Test the Units?

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I'll be honest, I don't do much testing. When it's really necessary and I'm working on big enterprise projects, I do, but in general, my personal projects are usually one-man-army proofs of concept, or fixes on already tested apps. [author_more] We've ...

Calendar as a Service in PHP? Easy, with Google Calendar API!

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In this article, you'll learn how to work with the Google Calendar API in PHP. You'll do it by building a calendar app that allows users to add new calendars, add events, and sync calendars to Google Calendar. If you want to follow along, I recommend y...