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Michael Brooks

Freelance Website Developer & Blogger in Newton Abbot

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Laravel AJAX Tutorial Using HTML5's FormData

For this tutorial, I will show you guys how I managed to create an image uploader for your profile image. This is very similar to how Facebook's/Twitter's functionality.

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Laravel user Registration and Login

This will be a fairly simple tutorial as I'm not re-creating the wheel here. I started by developing a login/registration system by myself until I start talking to people in Laravel's IRC. There is a package which did everything I needed it to do which was as follows...

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Thoughts on my social networking site and what has changed

I've had a lot to think about when it comes to the where I want to take my website. Firstly, do I really want to take on such a big task of trying to beat Facebook on my own, when they have a huge team? The answer to that is no, no I don't. I have always had some great ideas with what I wanted to do, but the fact is, I couldn't carry this out on my own.

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Virgin Media Calling and Asking for Password

Last week some time, I received a phone call from Virgin Media. The caller said he would like to talk to me regarding my account, which at first seemed fairly legit. I asked him what the problem was and to his response, I was shocked.

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Nice little Laravel tip (Blade Ternary Operator)

Just today, I was looking at using a ternary operator in Laravel's Blade templating system and thought to myself... There must be a better way of doing this. After a quick Google aanndd... BEHOLD THE OR STATEMENT! Since version 4.1 they managed to sneak in this or statement and it's managed to bypass so many people (I figured this out by the lack of voices shouting about this on Google).

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