Building A Forum With Laracasts

Building A Forum With Laracasts

We’re going to get back to working with Laravel now. We had a break for a minute exploring some WordPress topics and other such adventures, and now we are refreshed and ready to get back to some test driven development using the very latest and greatest versions of Laravel, Vue, and more. Laracasts.com has a fantastic series of building a forum using Laravel. We will attempt to follow along and see if we can get this working on our own machine.…

How To Send Email To New Users

How To Send Email To New Users

Almost every modern web application has the ability to send email to users at various points in time. In fact, some might say that some of these companies have downright abused the idea of sending user email notifications and send them at every possible instance. We’re not going to look at how to do that here. It might be nice however to be able to send a Welcome Email to new users that sign up for your web application.…

How To Test Your Laravel Application

How To Test Your Laravel Application

Laravel leverages the popular PHP testing framework PHP Unit as a dependency, which makes it possible to set up testing facilities on the applications you build with Laravel. If we look inside of our current Laravel installation, we can see there is a tests directory which holds two sub directories. The sub directories are those of Feature and Unit. Of course these are the locations of setting up tests you would like to have for your application.…

How To Add Flash Messages

How To Add Flash Messages

Flash messages are a great way to add some simple notifications to users of your website or application about important events that may have happened. HTTP is a stateless protocol so in order to display a message after a particular request has happened, we can make use of sessions which maintain state from one request to the next. Flash messages utilize a special type of session which only maintain themselves long enough for a message to be displayed once and only once.…