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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 ...

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...

March 10, 2021

TailwindCSS Hidden Gems 💎

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

If you are new to TailwindCSS, you're probably familiarizing yourself with some of the utility classes and starting to build some awesome stuff. 😉 As you learn about this awesome framework, there may be a few utility classes that you skimmed over....

March 8, 2021

How to drag an element using javascript

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

While building out a new image generator, I needed a way to drag and move HTML elements inside of another element. Take a look at what I was building below: This is actually the new Post Image Generator that you can use here on the DevDojo to genera...

March 3, 2021

My first Reaction of React

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

In this tutorial, I want to show you the basics of how a React application works. I also wanted the chance to try it out myself 🤓. I consider myself more of a PHP/Laravel/VueJS developer; however, I thought I would give React a try and let you kno...

March 2, 2021

One second to read GitHub code with VS Code

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Github1s is an awesome project that allows you to open up any Github repo in VS Code directly in your browser. Give it a try You don't even need to install anything to give this a try. Want to read the Laravel repo in VSCode in 1 second? Visit this U...

February 26, 2021

Converting Markdown to HTML in Laravel

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

In the latest version of Laravel, converting your markdown into HTML couldn't be easier. All you need to do is reach for the handy Str helper method and you can accomplish this in one line. Converting Markdown to HTML You can simply run the new Str::...

February 16, 2021

Paddle Payment Platform

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Paddle is an awesome payment platform that makes integrating payments into your application super easy. 😎 Today at Paddle Forward, a quarterly event, they talked about some awesome new features that you might like to know about. Why is this import...

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