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Written 1 month ago
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How to test static pages automatically in Laravel

I developed a way to automatically crawl and test big parts of your Laravel application.

With just one line of code, you can now write a "peace of mind" test that gives you a lot of confidence.

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Written 2 months ago
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How to use env variables with Laravel Envoy scripts

Laravel Envoy provides a nice alternative for projects that don't need or can't have a push to deploy setup.

I found out that you can use environment-variables quite easily inside tasks.

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Written 1 year ago
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How to use Spatie's response cache with Statamic

Spatie's response cache package speeds up your page quite considerably.

This is fine for static pages, but I found a quick way how to use the library with the awesome Laravel CMS Statamic

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List image of the post Testing Vue in Laravel with Jest - let's make it a little more easy Read more
Written 1 year ago
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Testing Vue in Laravel with Jest - let's make it a little more easy

Laravel offers an awesome testing environment for PHP, but if use Vue.js components in your frontend and don't test them, you have a big blindspot.

Since it is quite a struggle to even get started, I wrote a pacakge to simplfy it. In this post, I also nerd out about the detais that went into writing the package.

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Written 2 years ago
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Using Laravel's Markdown parser for a blog - and adding lazy images

I found out Laravel 6.x already ships with a pretty powerful package for parsing Markdown, and it can be extended and customized.

After a few headaches I was able to configure it to my liking for this blog, and even create an extension that adds lazy images.

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Written 2 years ago
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Use the Laravel Scheduler without access to cronjobs

The Laravel Scheduler is an awesome tool since it greatly simplifies the usage of confusing cron job definitions I am simply not smart enough for.

Learn to use this feature without access to your servers cron jobs on cheap hosters

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