3 Takeaways From Laracon 2016

It's 5:30 on Saturday morning and I'm waiting to catch an Uber to the airport. While packing up my suitcase I couldn't help but reflect on the past three days spent at Laracon, an annual gathering of Laravel developers in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Diving Into a Laravel Audit

Recently the Zaengle team was asked to look over an existing Laravel application and give a review of the overall state of the code. We were to act as an independent third party, between a new studio who had inherited the codebase, and the client, who was anticipating launching the product. The studio had some concerns about the quality of the code and wanted an independent review prior to picking up development on the project. Here are a few thoughts on the process I followed and several takeaways I had from the experience!

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Eloquent "Combo" Methods

Let's take a look at a handful of what I call "combo" methods in the Laravel Eloquent Builder class that will tighten up conditionals in your code!

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Exploring Laravel's Custom Blade Directives

Earlier today I was working on coding up a design that displays a varying number of cards, each with a unique title and description think masonry/pinterest-esque. I’ve been using Faker to stub out a bunch of cards, each with different content. Once I’d hooked up the dummy data to the cards, I realized that the design didn’t work as well with titles that had more than 20 or so characters.

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Just How Smart is Code Smart?

Unbeknownst to their audience, technical teachers must walk a very fine line. Without realizing it, readers put a lot of faith into the teacher. After all, they must be on the path ahead of the reader, drawing from their experiences, and distilling down the parts they feel would benefit students the most.

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