Programming

Cached values not showing in Redis

Recently I wasn't able to access any cached values in Redis. I knew the values were being saved, but no...

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Laravel

How to create a simple sitemap for Wink

If you're using Wink for your blog, here's how to setup up a simple sitemap to list your posts and...

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Laravel

Upload, resize and save images using Intervention and AWS S3

Uploading images is one thing but being able to modify them is very useful, especially when it comes to resizing...

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Programming

Google Authenticator not working? Your server could be out of sync

I recently came across a strange issue where the Google Authenticator we use suddenly stopped working. It worked fine on...

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Programming

Perfect PageSpeed score using Bootstrap and mod_pagespeed

I've never really gave the PageSpeed score of the websites that i've built too much consideration, as long as they...

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Programming

Import files from a directory and save them to AWS S3 + Database

Ever needed to import files inside a directory and store them in your database and also in Cloud storage? Read...

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Programming

Send Email with Laravel and SendGrid via SMTP

If you've never sent email using Laravel before, you might be a bit confused on how to go about doing...

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Programming

Backup MySQL database to Digital Ocean Spaces

Creating backups of your database is a no-brainer. There are lots of guides on how to do this and upload...

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Laravel

Upload multiple files, create thumbnails with Spatie MediaLibrary

Not sure how to use Spatie Media-Library? This guide shows you how to upload multiple images with thumbnail conversion and...

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Laravel

Custom API error messages with Laravel 5+

I've been building an API using Laravel 5.6 and one of the things which I wanted to do was to...

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Programming

Can't write image data to path - Intervention Image

I recently came across the following error when using Intervention Image with Laravel 5.6: "Can't write image data to path...

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Laravel

How to Install Laravel Spark

Doing a fresh install of Laravel Spark or even an upgrade has proved problematic almost every time i attempt it....

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Laravel

Laravel PDF API

As part of my day job I was required to make PDF's from HTML templates and expose this via an...

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Laravel

How to sanitize user input with Laravel Livewire

3 easy ways to sanitize user input with Laravel Livewire

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Programming

How to use Laravel Forge with Amazon Web Services EC2

Laravel Forge is a great tool to help you provision your own servers, however if you want to use AWS...

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Programming

Notifications delayed on Android Pie?

Just recently I noticed that notifications for WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were not coming through. They'd only show if I...

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Programming

Laravel Queue Delays Not Working

Using Laravel 5.7 queues along with Redis I found that whilst the events were being dispatched and handled by the...

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Programming

How to set file permissions for Laravel 5 on mac OSX

Every time I do a fresh install of Laravel I always run into the same error where laravel.log couldn't be...

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Laravel

Why I'm building my own accounting software

Follow me as I embark on the popular Build In Public trend. Creating my own accounting sofware.

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Programming

Upload and fetch images using Digital Ocean Spaces and Laravel 5

I needed a place to securely store my files offsite and Amazon S3 was a obvious choice at time (2016)....

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Laravel

How to setup IP restriction in Laravel Horizon and avoid 403 access denied error

I show you how to setup IP address restriction for Larvel Horizon and how to avoid the 403 error on...

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