Category: Installation

Symfony Flex: Paving the Path to a Faster, Better Symfony

Symfony Flex is a modern replacement for the Symfony Installer, and not the name of the next Symfony version. As the intro text says: Internally, Symfony Flex is a Composer plugin that modifies the behavior of the require and update commands. When installing or updating dependencies in a Flex-enabled application, Symf...

How to Add Real-Time Notifications to Laravel with Pusher

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 everywhere else these days, too. Luckily, with Laravel and Pusher, implementi...

How to Set up an Online Multi-Language Magazine with Sulu

We previously demonstrated the proper way to get started with Sulu CMS by setting up a Hello World installation on a Vagrant machine. Simple stuff, but can be tricky. If you’re a stranger to Vagrant and isolated environments, our excellent book about that very thing is available for purchase. This time we’...

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 you want to use it on a non-Laravel project? This article shows you ...

Re-Introducing Composer – the Cornerstone of Modern PHP Apps

In this article, we will tackle the basics of Composer, and what makes it such a powerful and useful tool. Before we go into detail, there are two things that we need to have in mind: What Composer is: As we can see on their website: “Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare...

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

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 performed by other users. In this tutorial, we’ll be relyin...

The Android Elephpant – Laravel on your Android Phone?

It was not that long ago that Christopher Pitt wrote an excellent article about writing and running PHP code on an iPad. After reading it, I thought to myself “It would be really cool to do the same on Android”: being able to write and edit code on the fly, for example while traveling, and not having to tak...

Re-Introducing Jenkins: Automated Testing with Pipelines

As our applications become more complex – with Composer dependencies, Webpack build scripts, and per-environment variables – we inevitably reach a point where testing all of these different intricacies becomes slow and laborious, especially when you’re tearing down and rebuilding the entire environmen...

What’s New and Exciting in PHP 7.1?

The PHP community has gone viral with the latest PHP 7 announcement and all the goodies it brings to the language. The PHP 7.1 release has more good news and features to offer. This article highlights the most important ones, and you should check PHP RFC for the full list. ArgumentCountError Exception Earlier versions...

What’s New and Exciting in PHP 7.1?

The PHP community has gone viral with the latest PHP 7 announcement and all the goodies it brings to the language. The PHP 7.1 release has more good news and features to offer. This article highlights the most important ones, and you should check PHP RFC for the full list. ArgumentCountError Exception Earlier versions...