ReactPHP and Symfony

I started listening to a great Podcast series which talks a lot about different PHP and server technologies and on one of the later episodes, they talk about ReactPHP.

Using View Composers in Laravel 5.2

I have started using Laravel's View Composers which come in handy when you have a navigation bar that constantly needs certain data. For example, you have an e-commerce store and you need to poll how many items a user has in their basket on pretty much every page they move onto, or you need a login/register button when a user isn't logged in and then a profile options button when they are.

Unique slug Laravel unique validation

Just recently at work, I had to change the way my news articles worked. We have a client who has Holiday Homes, and they have news articles per park. When I redeveloped the website in Laravel, I created a one to many relationships based on one park has many news articles.