Introduction to MySQL

introduction to mysql

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database and powers all kinds of different applications in the technology industry. Of course the blogging platform WordPress uses MySQL as it’s database technology, but MySQL goes far beyond just basic blog applications. Some of the biggest names in technology today make use of MySQL, including Twitter, Facebook, Etsy, and more. We also love working with MySQL when writing PHP either natively, or with a great framework like Laravel or Codeigniter.…

Digg Reader Review

Digg Reader Review

Remember Digg? You know, that website that caused a monumental uproar when it first came out? Digg was set to change the world baby! For the first time ever, users could submit a website link to the system, and then the community of users would vote on each story to determine where the link would show up on the page. To be honest, I miss that old Digg – it was such a cool website.…

Send a Tweet with Laravel

send a tweet using laravel

Laravel is lots of fun. Twitter is lots of fun. Why not create a quick example of how we can configure a super basic application to send a tweet using Laravel? Sounds like a good idea to me, so that is exactly what we will do right now. Now there are already a few packages in the community to handle dealing with the Twitter API using Laravel.…

Send Email With Laravel

Send Email with Laravel

In this episode we’re going to take a look at sending email from a Laravel Application. There are a few ways to send email, but we’ll focus on using SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol using the SendGrid Service. SMTP is an open standard defined in RFC 821 which dates all the way back to 1982! It is the most common way to send email on the Internet and makes use of TCP ports 25 and 587.…

Flash Messages in Laravel

laravel flash message

We all know what Flash Messages are. Almost every single modern website uses them in one form or another. A flash message is used to communicate back to the user of the website or application that an event has taken place. Often times you’ll see a redirect with flash message. This may be something the user intended to do, or it might be something that is just informational.…