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What Are the New Features in Laravel 5.5?

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Laravel 5.5 will require PHP 7.0+. For the features this modern PHP version brings, please see our recap. Laravel 5.5 will also be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release. This means bugfixes for two years and three years of security updates. That wa...

How to Add Real-Time Notifications to Laravel with Pusher

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The modern web user expects to be informed of everything that happens within the application. You don’t want to be that one website that doesn’t even have the notifications dropdown found not just in all social media websites, but everywher...

Re-Introducing Eloquent’s Polymorphic Relationships

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You've probably used different types of relationships between models or database tables, like those commonly seen in Laravel: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, and has-many-through. But there's another type of relationship that's not so common: po...

How to Build a Lyrics Website with Laravel Scout and Algolia

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Laravel Scout is a driver-based library for adding full-text search to Eloquent models. If you're not familiar with Laravel or Eloquent models in general, we have a good premium course available here. In this tutorial, we will create a minimal lyrics w...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS!

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In this article, we will modify our Laravel-powered phone-capable weather forecast app so that it is accessible via SMS (text message) in addition to the voice telephone system. It is recommended you read the previous post if you haven't done so yet - ...

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through Phone Calls!

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Twilio is a SaaS application which enables developers to build telephone applications using web technologies. In this two-part series, we will leverage Twilio to build a weather forecast app that is accessed using the telephone system. The backend wil...

How to Build a Cryptocurrency Auto-Trader Bot with PHP? 💰

This tutorial will walk you through the full process of building a bitcoin bot with PHP - from setup, on to your first execution of an automated trade, and beyond. Cryptocurrencies I should not need to tell you but, a couple of months ago you could bu...

How to Use Laravel Mix in Non-Laravel Projects

If you, like me, just want to get up and running on a project as quickly as possible, you probably don’t want to spend time configuring build tools like Webpack. Laravel Mix solves this problem, and makes asset compiling incredibly easy, but what if ...

Jumping from PHP to Go: Blasphemy, Bravado or Common Sense?

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Earlier this year, I made an arguably bad business decision. I decided to rewrite the Laravel application powering Boxzilla in Go. No regrets though. Just a few weeks later I was deploying the Go application. Building it was the most fun I had in mo...