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Laravel News Podcast:
LN 08: Database Backups
Jan 28, 2016 @ 12:56:39

The Laravel News podcast with host Eric Barnes has posted their latest episode: Episode 8 - Database Backups.

Episode 8 of the Laravel News podcast is now out.

This episode features special guest Freek Van der Herten talking about backups, Test Driven Laravel, WordPress & Laravel, and PDF generation.

You can listen to this latest episode either by subscribing over on iTunes or pointing your feed reader at the RSS feed and grabbing the latest from there. If you're interested in listening to previous episodes, be sure to check out the podcast archive section on the Laravel News site.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep8 ericbarnes database backup

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/01/ln-08-database-backups/

Laravel News Podcast:
Episode #7
Jan 13, 2016 @ 08:09:44

The Laravel News site has posted the latest episode of their podcast with host Eric Barnes: Episode #7

We kick off 2016 with a discussion on Upgrading to Laravel 5.2, Laracon, the Linode DoS attack, And simple project management tips that have made us more productive.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by subscribing either through iTunes or their RSS feed. You can also check out previous episodes through the podcast archive on the Laravel News site.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep7 ericbarnes

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/01/laravel-news-podcast-7/

Laravel News:
Laravel 5.2 is released!
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:12:47

The Laravel News site has posted about the release of Laravel 5.2, the next minor release in the 5.x series of the framework. Along with this release comes several new features and additions to current ones:

Laravel 5.2 is now officially released and available to everyone. This release features multiple authentication driver support, implicit model binding, simplified Eloquent global scopes, opt-in authentication scaffolding, middleware groups, rate limiting middleware, array validation improvements, and more.

He then gets into a bit of detail about these new features added including:

  • Auth Scaffolding
  • Implicit model binding
  • Laravel 5.2 Form Array Validation
  • Database Session Driver
  • Middleware Groups
  • Rate Limiting

There's brief code examples for each of the items (where needed) and links back to the documentation for more information on the feature's use.

tagged: laravel news release framework version v52

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/12/laravel-5-2-is-released/

Laravel News Podcast:
LN 06: PHP7, Laravel 5.2, LaraVer, and more
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:52:12

The Laravel News podcast has posted their latest episode today, Episode #6: "PHP7, Laravel 5.2, LaraVer, and more"

This episode we are joined by Colin O’Dell and Mike Bronner. Colin talks to us about new features in PHP7, Mike talks to us about Laraver.xyz and Eric and Jack talk about stuff we’ve heard about Laravel 5.2, Flexbox Froggy, and Let’s Encrypt.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player, by subscribing to their feed or subscribing over on iTunes and get this and other great episodes as they're released.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep6 ericbarnes

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/12/ln-06-php7-laravel-5-2-laraver-and-more/

Laravel News Podcast:
LN 04: Fallout 4, Homestead, and more
Nov 18, 2015 @ 09:49:11

The Laravel News site has posted the latest episode of the Laravel News Podcast, hosted by Eric Barnes - Episode #4: Fallout 4, Homestead, and more.

Features of this episode include Fallout 4, Laravel Homestead, Lets Encrypt, some new Laravel packages, tutorials, and more…

Other topics mentioned include PHP Saturday and the Captain hooks package. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by subscribing to the RSS and getting the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep4 ericbarnes

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/11/ln-04-fallout-4-homestead-and-more/

Laravel News:
Announcing the Laravel News Podcast
Oct 26, 2015 @ 15:45:40

The Laravel News site has been a good source for Laravel-related happenings and updates for that portion of the community. They've announced an expansion to their offerings today with the addition of a new podcast with updates about the Laravel community and ecosystem over the past few weeks.

I’m happy to announce a new Laravel News Podcast and the first two episodes are now live. My co-host on this podcast is Jack Fruh and the goal is to discuss some of the highlights of the news over the past few weeks. The current goal is to create an episode every other week.

They've posted the first two episodes already featuring Eric and Jack talking about things like:

You can listen to these first two episodes either through the in-page audio player or you can subscribe in iTunes to get these and future shows as they're released.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep1 ep2 ericbarnes jackfruh

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/10/announcing-the-laravel-news-podcast/

PHP.net:
PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1 Released
Jun 12, 2015 @ 12:50:11

The first release on the path to PHP7 has officially been released according to this new post on the main PHP.net website - PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1. This release marks the beginning of the PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features. [...] For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file or the or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

As with other alpha PHP releases, you can download this preview version from the downloads page or windows.php.net/qa website for the binaries.

tagged: php7 alpha1 release version download preview news upgrading

Link: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-06-11-3

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Chris Gmyr
Jan 09, 2015 @ 09:51:27

The Laravel News site has posted their latest in the "Artisan Files" series today, this time spotlighting Chris Gmyr, author of the larave-messenger package.

This week I’m happy to have Chris Gmyr share a little about himself in this weeks Artisan Files interview.

They talk some about Chris and his background as a developer as well as:

  • Why he originally created the laravel-messenger package
  • His thoughts on using Laravel and AngularJS
  • What his favorite Laravel feature is
  • Some of his "must have" apps

He also shares his thoughts on how development could change in the next ten years. Check out the full post for the answers to these and other questions.

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news chrisgmyr messenger interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/01/artisan-files-chris-gmyr/

Laravel News:
75 Laravel Tutorials, Packages, and Resources from 2014
Dec 30, 2014 @ 10:32:57

The Laravel News site has posted their own kind of wrap-up of 2014 in this latest post sharing a monthly list of tutorials, packages and resources they've found useful for the Laravel community.

2014 is coming to a close and to celebrate I put together this post of all the greatest hits each month. This features cool packages, resources, and tutorials that came out over the year.

Among the items on their list are things like:

Check out the full post for the complete list.

tagged: laravel news top75 list package resource tutorial 2014

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2014/12/75-laravel-tutorials-packages-resources-2014/

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Sara Bine
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:43:56

The Laravel News site has posted their latest interview in their "Artisan Files" series with this look into the world of Sara Bine, a developer from Denver, Colorado.

In the interview she answers questions about:

  • Her background in development and how she got started
  • What some of her favorite open source packages are
  • Her "must have" desktop and mobile applications are
  • Hobbies outside of development
  • Tips for people looking to make a career out of programming

She advises developers to try one new thing every day and building projects around things that interest you. Also...

As far as career advice goes, while I’m not far into my own career I’ll pass on the best advice I’ve received so far: it’s not up to you to decide if you’re qualified for a job, so don’t be afraid to apply.

If you're interested in other interviews with members of the Laravel community, check out the rest of the Artisan Files too!

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news sarabine community interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2014/12/artisan-files-sara-bine/