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July 9, 2020

Laravel Fillable and Guarded

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

When working with Laravel and Eloquent, you can take advantage of a bunch of cool helper functions that make inserting, updating, and deleting data from your database very easy. Let's start with a quick example of how you can create a new post. <?...

July 8, 2020

The Benefits of Blade View Components

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

I've been around the Laravel game for quite some time now, and sometimes it's kind of hard to keep up with all the awesome new features released in this framework. I finally got around to digging into Blade View Components, which allow you to create ...

July 5, 2020

Top 10 TailwindCSS Resources

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Tailwind is quickly becoming one of the most popular CSS libraries in 2020. That means we are also going to get a ton of awesome resources along with Tailwind. In this quick round-up I'll be sharing with you some of the best resources and tools you'l...

July 2, 2020

Understanding Polymorphic Relationships

Written by Tony Lea - 4 minute read

Polymorphic Relationships frightened me a little bit. I mean, who wouldn't be afraid of something called "Polymorphic Relationships." Even saying those words used to make me shiver, but that's what I hope to change for you. In this tutorial...

July 1, 2020

Adding Cursive Fonts to VS Code

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

I tend to watch a lot of programming tutorials and I have seen many developers with code editors that have cursive fonts on specific attributes and text. I kept on telling myself, "I need to add that to my code editor." Well, I've finally f...

June 24, 2020

Why TailwindCSS is Dangerous

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

TailwindCSS is dangerous and you should be careful before using this CSS library, but probably not in the way you may be thinking... Let me clarify. Tailwind is dangerous because if you spend time together, you're going to fall in love. That doesn't ...

June 21, 2020

Why developers hate PHP

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

I am a developer and I'm also very fond of PHP, which seems to get dragged through the mud a lot. I used to refrain from telling people that I was a "PHP" developer, afraid that I would get mentally classified as "that kind of develope...

June 17, 2020

What is Livewire?

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

Livewire is a project by Caleb Porzio that makes building reactive Laravel applications a breeze! Just as an example you can add a simple search autocomplete in seconds. How does it work? Livewire uses an old technique referred to as long-polling wh...

June 10, 2020

Intro to AlpineJS

Written by Tony Lea - 3 minute read

I know what you’re probably thinking. Another javascript framework/library. But before you write this one off, perhaps you should take a look at how simple and flexible it is. Alpine can help you perform some simple javascript functionality in your...

June 8, 2020

What is Deno and should you learn it

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Node is pretty amazing, but there is a new contender stepping into the ring, and his name is Deno. What is Deno? Deno is a new server side javascript language created by the same creator of NodeJS, and it's said to have many advantages over Node. In ...

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