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Why You Shouldn't Always Ignore Trolls

My friend Justin Jackson recently wrote a blog post entitled "The Haters" , a wonderful dive into the psychology of people who are mean online. In it, he concludes that his first response to toxic people is going to be to ignore them. After all... (Above quote screen-capped from Justin's article) I share a …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Monday September 23, 2019


Why You Can't Always Ignore Trolls

My friend Justin Jackson recently wrote a blog post entitled "The Haters" , a wonderful dive into the psychology of people who are mean online, with a really helpful personal story from his own life. I share a lot of strong opinions online, so I meet my fair share of trolls. I've often received, and shared, the …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Monday September 23, 2019


It Takes a Village to Write a Book

Note: As I was about to publish this post that I started on November 27, we made the (somewhat crazy) decision to push back the publishing of Laravel: Up and Running's second edition by about a month so we can cover yet another version of Laravel in it. So, these stats are all for the original 5.7-covering version …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Thursday December 13, 2018


Introducing Laravel Telescope

Laravel Telescope is a new application debugging assistant from Laravel, written by Mohamed Said and Taylor Otwell. It's open source, free on GitHub, and will be released likely next week. You'll pull it into your applications as a third-party depedency via Composer. Once you install Telescope, you'll access it by …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Friday October 19, 2018


Testing with a MySQL 5.7 Database On Codeship

Every site I've used Codeship on—until today—has either used SQLite in testing or has worked fine with MySQL 5.6. But recently, one of our teams tried to test a codebase that uses JSON columns, meaning we needed to use MySQL 5.7+, which doesn't come enabled on Codeship out of the box. Here's a quick walkthrough of …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Friday July 13, 2018


Real-time (automatic) Facades in Laravel 5.4

Laravel 5.4 introduced a new feature called “real-time facades”, which provide the convenience of facades, defined real-time instead of in classes. Taylor tweeted about it, but I wanted to explain what they are and how they work. A quick introduction to facades in Laravel Already know how facades work? Skip to …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Tuesday August 22, 2017


Real-time (automatic) Facades in Laravel 5.4

Laravel 5.4 introduced a new feature called “real-time facades”, which provide the convenience of facades, defined real-time instead of in classes. Taylor tweeted about it, but I wanted to explain what they are and how they work. A quick introduction to facades in Laravel Already know how facades work? Skip to …

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Written by MattStauffer.co - - Aggregated on Tuesday August 22, 2017