Code reusability is a big thing to consider when working on larger applications, but have you ever considered using synchronous jobs?Published 1 week ago
Hello! I'm Ryan.
I'm a web developer, wannabe writer and space geek based in Essex, United Kingdom.
I currently work at Surewise where I build and maintain insurance systems.
A collection of tutorials, thoughts and brain dumps.
Join me as I go through some strange and unconventional things that you can do in your Laravel applications, starting with auto-validating Laravel models.Published 1 week ago
Adding a class to make the current page "active" in your application's navigation is a simple UI improvement. Let me show you how I typically do this in my apps.Published 1 week ago | Updated 1 week ago
Sharing data with your frontend doesn't need to be difficult, let's look at a couple of way of doing it.Published 2 weeks ago | Updated 2 weeks ago
Livewire provides a clean API for automatically polling and refreshing a component, but what if you want to manually refresh a component?Published 1 month ago | Updated 1 month ago
How often do you see something like `2 * 24 * 60 * 60` and wonder what that value actually represents and what those magical numbers mean? Don't worry, Carbon's constants are here to help you out.Published 1 month ago | Updated 1 month ago
I find myself needing to loop over an array of dates quite often for forms at work. It's surprisingly easy thanks to Carbon.Published 1 month ago
Abstracting common queries in your Laravel applications can be done in many ways. Let's take a look at the simplest way using the "Repository pattern".Published 1 month ago | Updated 1 month ago
Lots of people get caught out by the fact that Alpine evaluates each directive in a particular order. Let's look at the order it uses,Published 1 month ago | Updated 1 month ago
`x-cloak` can be used to hide elements until Alpine has initialised all components and has control of them.Published 1 month ago | Updated 1 month ago
Writing maintainable code is an important part of any software project. Let's take a look at some ways you can make your Alpine components more maintainable.Published 1 month ago | Sponsors only
It's quite common to keep tabs on when an authenticated user last used your web application. The information can be really useful when calculating software adoption, usage frequency and return rate.Published 2 months ago | Updated 2 months ago
I previously wrote about using functions as computed properties in Alpine, but what if there was a better way?Published 2 months ago | Updated 2 months ago
One of Alpine's main selling points is that it provides most of the reactive goodies that Vue and React do at a much lower cost. What if you don't need reactivity for your site? Well, Alpine can definitely still fit into your stack!Published 2 months ago | Updated 2 months ago
One feature that I love in Vue is computed properties. You access them in the same way as normal data properties, but you can dynamically generate the value. Let's take a look at how we can do this in Alpine.Published 2 months ago | Updated 2 months ago
Recently I've needed to disable particular methods and mutations on my Laravel models.Published 3 months ago | Updated 1 month ago