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Laravel News:
The Laravel Podcast Season Three
Sep 08, 2017 @ 10:52:59

On the Laravel News site there's a new post sharing some of the details about the upcoming season three of their podcast in an interview with host Matt Stauffer.

The official Laravel Podcast started back in 2013, and so far it’s been through two “seasons.” The first ran from 2013 through February 2015, with a mixture of guests and topics. Then came season two, which started in March of 2015 with Matt Stauffer as the host and it introduced Taylor Otwell and Jeffrey Way as regular guests/co-hosts.

Today Matt has announced that the podcast is transitioning into its third season of life. I had the opportunity to sit down with Matt to find out what we can expect with this new season.

Matt answers questions about what you can expect from the show in the upcoming year, the shift to an "interview show" and when you can expect the new shows to be released. You can read Matt's answers to these and other questions in the full post.

tagged: laravel podcast season three mattstauffer interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-podcast-season-three

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 89: Selling Out Never Felt So Good
Mar 29, 2017 @ 09:34:57

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode #89: Selling Out.

Chris and Ed decided to push themselves out of their comfort zone and talked to Laravel community superstar Matt Stauffer. We talked about Matt’s experience writing a book for a major publish (with an animal on the cover and everything), asked the question “does consistency in code matter for OSS projects” and Chris sadly muted his mic while Matt and Ed discussed the Analogue NT Mini gaming console.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get the latest information about new episodes as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep89 sellingout chrishartjes edfinkler mattstauffer laravel

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2017-03-28/selling-out-never-felt-so-good/

O'Reilly Web Development Blog:
On becoming a web artisan
Dec 07, 2016 @ 12:20:39

The O'Reilly Web Programming blog recently posted an interview with Matt Stauffer, the author of their recently published Laravel: Up & Running book. In the interview Matt talks about becoming a "web artisan" and offers some advice you could apply to your own development work.

I recently asked Matt Stauffer, Partner and Technical Director at Tighten Co. to discuss his work with the Laravel community, including what makes the PHP framework great for rapid application development and how it interoperates with new and emerging frontend tooling. Matt is also the author of Laravel: Up and Running, which O'Reilly published in November 2016.

Matt answers questions about the Laravel framework (why it's for "web artisans"), using it for prototyping, upcoming features he's excited about and advice he has for those just starting out in web development. Check out the full post for the answers to these and other questions.

tagged: interview mattstauffer oreilly laravel questions

Link: https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/on-becoming-a-web-artisan

Laravel News:
New Book: Laravel Up and Running
Nov 23, 2016 @ 13:52:15

The Laravel News site has a post about the official release of a new Laravel-related book, "Laravel Up and Running" from author and well-known Laravel-er Matt Stauffer.

Matt Stauffer who has been blogging about Laravel since the 5.0 release, the host of the Laravel Podcast, and partner and technical director at Tighten.co has been working on a new Laravel book, Laravel: Up & Running, published by O’Reilly.

The post lists out just some of the topics the book covers including:

  • Tools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided data
  • PHPUnit, Mockery, and PHPSpec for testing your PHP code
  • Interfaces for file system access, sessions, cookies, caches, and search
  • Laravel’s specialty packages: Scout, Passport, Cashier, Echo, Elixir, Valet, and Socialite

You can order it now from O'Reilly as an ebook but the paperback will follow soon. The post also includes a mini-interview from Matt about the release of his book.

tagged: book laravelupandrunning mattstauffer interview oreilly

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/11/new-book-laravel-up-and-running/

Freek Van der Herten:
Things I learned from reading Laravel: Up and running
Aug 09, 2016 @ 09:34:01

In this new post to his site Freek Van der Herten shares some of the things he learned from reading the book "Laravel: Up and Running", helping you to get a Laravel application up, running and understood easily.

Matt Stauffer is currently putting the final touches on his new book called Laravel: Up And Running. It aims to be a good guide for newcomers to the framework. But even if you’ve got some experience with Laravel, it should be worth your time to read it. Even Matt himself picked up a lot of cool stuff while writing it.

During my holiday I read an advance copy of the book containing all chapters expect the ones that touch on Laravel 5.3 specific functionality. I can say that it is very well written and it complements the official documentation well. Here are some of the things I’ve learned from reading this book.

His list of "lessons learned" includes topics like:

  • Sending a download response
  • Sharing a variable with all Blade views
  • Using closure based commands
  • Eager load the number of related records

Each one comes with a bit of code, mostly just one line (as that's all it takes) but it's interesting to see some of these handy tips and tricks to make it easier to work with the Laravel framework in your applications.

tagged: laravel upandrunning book mattstauffer prerelease lessonslearned tips

Link: https://murze.be/2016/08/things-learned-reading-laravel-running/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matt Stauffer
Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:24:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview featuring a conversation with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Matt Stauffer in a recording from Sunshine PHP 2016.

Cal and Matt start off talking about his presentation covering going from "idea to application" quickly with the Laravel framework as the backend. They also talk about moving from Laravel if the need arises and some of the other tools in the Laravel ecosystem (like the Socialize package and Force/Envoyer for server management). They also talk some about the podcasting that Matt does (5 Minute Geek Show and Laravel Podcast) and they "geek out" over their gear. Matt also shares some about these shows and the motivation he had to create each.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest episodes are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview mattstauffer podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/11/interview-matt-staufer/

Laravel Podcast:
Episode #42 - Shots Fired
Feb 25, 2016 @ 12:18:28

The Laravel Podcast, hosted by Matt Stauffer (with guest hosts Taylor Otwell and Jeffrey Way) has posted its latest episode - Episode #42: ActiveRecord & The School Of Zonda:

In this episode, the crew is joined by Adam Wathan to discuss ActiveRecord and the Eloquent ORM.

Lots of talk around ActiveRecord vs DataMapper and discussing the positives and negatives to each.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter of the latest show updates.

tagged: eloquent activerecord mattstauffer ep42 podcast laravel orm

Link: http://www.laravelpodcast.com/episodes/27610-episode-42-activerecord-the-school-of-zonda

Laravel News:
Laravel: Up and Running Available for Preorder
Feb 10, 2016 @ 11:34:08

If you're interested in the Laravel framework and possibly using it for your upcoming projects but aren't sure where to start, you should consider checking out Matt Stauffer's upcoming O'Reilly book "Laravel: Up and Running". According to this post on the Laravel News site the book is now available for pre-order.

Matt Stauffer has been writing a new book on Laravel named Laravel: Up and Running: A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps and it’s published by O’Reilly Media. [...] This first edition is 250 pages and will come in either paperback or ebook form, but this current preorder is only available in paperback. Based on Amazon the expected shipping date is August 25, 2016.

The book walks you through the creation of a Laravel application from start to finish. it's no meant as a reference but a "work book" to teach the foundations of the framework. It hopes to provide a single point where developers, especially those familiar with "C-family programming languages", will be able to get started quickly.

tagged: laravel upandrunning oreilly preorder book mattstauffer framework introduction

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/02/laravel-up-and-running-available-for-preorder/

Laravel Podcast:
Episode 39: Updates On All The Things
Dec 14, 2015 @ 14:50:28

The Laravel Podcast has posted their latest episode, Episode #39, with host Matt Stauffer and regular guests Taylor Otwell and Jeffrey Way.

In this episode, the crew discusses the status and features of Laravel 5.2, Lumen 5.2, and Spark.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. You can get information about the latest episodes as they're released from their feed or by following them on Twitter.

tagged: laravel podcast ep39 updates mattstauffer

Link: http://www.laravelpodcast.com/episodes/22314-episode-39-updates-on-all-the-things

Laravel Podcast:
Episode 36: Dev School
Oct 13, 2015 @ 09:47:06

The Laravel Podcast, hosted by Matt Stauffer with guests Taylor Otwell and Jeffrey Way, has released is latest episode - Episode #36: Dev School.

In this episode, the crew talks about the challenges of learning to be a developer, developer bootcamps, advice to their former selves, and even their favorite clothes.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter to get updated when new episodes are released.

tagged: laravel podcast ep36 dev school mattstauffer taylorotwell jeffreyway

Link: http://www.laravelpodcast.com/episodes/18397-episode-36-dev-school