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April 25, 2020

Testing mails in Laravel

The case: Test that users can send mails to other usersImagine a simple social network where users can send emails to other users. We will use Laravel and test driven development to create an app that does exactly this.An user visits the profile of another user and when he clicks on "Message&q…

February 28, 2020

How I deploy my Jigsaw blog to Github Pages

I use Tighten's Jigsaw to build this website and blog. I used to host it on Netlify and let it build it as well. But as I make many granular edits and the build taking two 2 minutes, I was looking for a quicker alternative where I just push the output HTML files instead of the source files. Turns…

January 6, 2020

Laravel blogs to follow via RSS

There are many high quality blogs on Laravel and related topics, such as Tailwind, Livewire, AlpineJS and VueJS. There are some well-known bloggers, such as Freek and Matt Stauffer, but also some lesser-known yet excellent ones.Here are the direct links to the RSS feeds, the list is sorted alphabet…

May 26, 2020

How to protect URLs with a PIN code in Laravel

Please use with caution! The solution presented here should not be used for sites where high security needs to be guaranteed. I will update the post accordingly, but refer to this Reddit post for reference. Also, Thomas Moors added very good comments.Here is the user story for this post: As a we…

March 6, 2018

How to use Visual Studio Code for web design

To design web pages, you should really use a good text editor. Microsoft’s open source text editor Visual Studio Code (VSC) is such an editor. Here is how I set it up and which plugins help me having a good time while writing HTML and CSS.I update this article whenever there is a new version of VSC…

January 11, 2017

Building a conference registration app step-by-step using Bolt CMS

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a conference registration app using Bolt CMS and the Members ) extension. I will work with iterations and go from easy to more advanced. I will break down the tutorial in several parts.Part 1: What is the goal of our application? What are the featur…

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