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Spark & Storage

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Feb. 11, 2016

I’ve been wanting to start blogging more frequent development updates and now is a great time to start! This week I added profile photo upload / management to Spark. Adding this feature forced me to dig into Laravel’s Flysystem integration and file upload classes a little bit more than I have in th…


How Lumen Is Benchmarked

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Apr. 15, 2015

I’ve received a few tweets asking me to demonstrate how Lumen is benchmarked against Silex and Slim. First, I should state that all of these frameworks are faster than you will ever need out of the box. Keep in mind that even full-stack Laravel 5.0 powers sites that receive 15,000,000 unique visits…


Thought Police

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Mar. 2, 2015

Programmers are an interesting bunch – brimming with passion and pride in the shadows of our mansions. They’re beautiful, our mansions of bits and bytes. But, do you know what gets us worked up? The neighbor’s yard – and their kids… Lord knows they need a tutor. They probably don’t even code to an…


Starting Positive

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Jan. 13, 2015

In the past, fishermen have used the color of the morning sky to predict if the day’s weather will be suitable for sailing. Like the fishermen, I’ve found that the day’s beginnings paint a preview of its course. Start positive, and it’s easier to ride the good vibes for the rest of the day. I asked…


PHP Developers Who Have Inspired Me

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Oct. 7, 2014

Tonight I want to write a quick post and mention a few PHP developers who have inspired me lately. I’ll name them and share a few reflections on how they have inspired me over the past few months. Fabien Potencier (@fabpot) – Fabien is the project leader for Symfony. He manages a very large PHP pro…