# Laravel

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Laravel Development with Vessel (Docker)

Learn how to get started with Vessel

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5 of the best Laravel books

My personal top 5 Laravel books

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WATCH TAYLOR OTWELL - LARAVEL 5.3 OVERVIEW FROM LARACON US!

If you're looking forward to what Laravel 5.3 has to offer then I would definitely recommend that you watch this video of Taylor Otwell which goes into detail on what the latest version has to offer. It is pretty long at 1 hour and 36 minutes, but my gosh is it worth it.

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Laracon US - Laravel 5.3 overview

The last two days I have been keeping an eye on the Laracon US live stream shown on StreamACon and while the first day of the stream didn't go too well, the second days stream has been phenomenal (Review will be coming soon).

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Social Networking site - Starting point

In my last post, I said how I would create a new open sourced social networking website and I would start out on the API.

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The beginning of our Laravel social network

A long while back, I said I would love to create and document making a social networking website using the Laravel framework, well that hasn't happened, like at all.

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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.

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Oauth Tutorial - Part 1 - Setting up Facebook

Last week I promised that I will be creating some tutorials regarding Oauth and Laravel's Socialite plugin. Today, we will start with setting up each website and creating an app on these sites to accept our OAuth requests.

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Unique slug for news articles using Laravel's unique valitation

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 relationship based on one park has many news articles.

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UTF-8 causing problems for Social and Email Websites Laravel

I've been developing a couple of projects which use UTF-8 encoding on my databases, but have found that this has been problematic recently. Mobile phones and tablets now use emoticons which can cause problems for us UTF-8 users.8

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Laravel 4: How To Use Jquery UI Sortable

I needed a way to change the sort order of my data inside of an admin interface which I have created. After a little

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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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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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Laravel Localhost removing /public/index.php

This little command is a lifesaver and will save you so much time when switching and merging previous branches in your GIT workflow.

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Laravel Dynamic Navigation Package

I have managed to create a dynamic navigation package for Laravel which can be seen in my previous post. If you go to Packagist you will be able to find my package under checkeredmichael/navigation.

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Laravel Dynamic Menu Tutorial (Best for Admin packages)

Thanks to this very Laravel topic over at Laravel.io and Josh Benham I managed to find out how to make my very own

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Social Networking Website Based in Laravel

I've been wanting to make a social networking website for a long time, one which will rival the big guys. I also thought about maybe doing it following the footsteps of Mark Zuckerberg by recording my steps live on my Blog and get feedback to what others think. That way, I can create something which everyone wants and unleash something which almost everyone will love.

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First Laravel Tutorial - Controllers and Routes

Previously on a Laravel project, I had to have a slug within my routes which would point to two different tables within my database. I needed a controller which would do the thinking for me. And by this I mean, in my routes I would have...

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