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June 7, 2021

5 things to know about creating a SaaS

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

When it really comes down to it, there is no right or wrong way to build something. Many factors can play into the success or failure of an application. That's why it's good to have as much help and advice as possible. I want to share a few lessons I...

May 28, 2021

Laravel Real-Time Facades

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Real-time Facades have been available since version 5 of Laravel; however, I haven't used them much until now. Since I'm just discovering how these work, I thought it would be helpful to do a quick write-up for you 😉. What Are Facades Before understa...

May 11, 2021

Alpine Day & AlpineJS v3

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Today @calebporzio, creator of AlpineJS, just announced the date for AlpineDay, which is June 10th, 2021 🎉. If you ever needed an excuse to blow off work and hang out with some incredible people, this is the day for it! If you haven't seen it yet, th...

May 9, 2021

New Cover Photo Image Generator 😉

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Creating a good developer article or tutorial can be challenging enough without worrying about the image cover. Thankfully today, we are introducing a new Image Generator for your developer posts. 🙌 The New Version 🆕 This is V2 of our simple, intuiti...

April 25, 2021

Alpine JS v3

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

Alpine version 3.0 will be coming soon! There is going to be an Alpine Day online event where the creator, Caleb Porzio, will be talking about some new things coming to Alpine as well as pushing the new version live! In this quick post, you can learn...

April 23, 2021

Creating a SaaS in 2021

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

Many developers have dreams of creating their own profitable Software as a Service. Mainly because it provides you with the freedom to work on the things you are super passionate about. It's also a good feeling to make money working on your own stuff...

April 2, 2021

Extracting TailwindCSS from HTML

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

I've recently run into a scenario where I want to design a one-off page using TailwindCSS with the CDN link; however, including the CDN link would mean that my page load is a heavy 3MB 🙁. Instead of installing Tailwind with one of the recommended ins...

March 31, 2021

Livewire Components in a Different Directory

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

When creating a new Livewire component they will be placed in the same directory. But, there may be some instances where you want to place those Component Controllers and views in a separate location. In this short tutorial I will show you how to do ...

March 17, 2021

FIFO vs LIFO in programming

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

I've recently been doing some research on FIFO (first-in, first-out) and LIFO (last-in, first-out) organization. I learned this simple concept back in college; however, I still got a little confused every time I recalled this data-structure organizat...

March 11, 2021

Using Ace Editor with Livewire

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

Using the Ace Editor, we can easily add a code editor inside of any application built with Laravel and Livewire. Here is a quick example of what we'll be creating in this tutorial. Let's start off from the very beginning and create a new Laravel Liv...

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