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Add Classes to Active Link in Laravel

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

Manually Refreshing a Livewire Component

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

Clearer Time Values with Carbon

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

Simple Repositories in Laravel

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

Directive precedence in Alpine

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