TL;DR It was hard but worth it. First Job My first developer position was the challenging to find. After having done freelance work for a handful of years and another two teaching myself modern development frameworks, it took roughly 100+ applications to land my first role. The position was a sole developer role for a … Read more
So if you have a Laravel + Vue app that you deploy to Heroku, and you want Heroku to run the NPM and Webpack build scripts, here is what you do. Make sure you have Node.js bundle in your instance. You can do this through the CLI or manually in the settings page Add build … Read more
If you are using Ionic + Android Studio to publish an app and run into this error on upload, “You need to use a different package name because “io.ionic.starter” already exists in Google Play”, do this. Check build.gradle (Module:android.app) file in Gradle Scripts Change the applicationId to a unique ID. The nomenclature is typically “appname.yoursite.com” … Read more
The Ionic framework team launched a Vue version recently and I have been testing it out. I made a prototype application and it was quite challenging to get started. The problem is that the documentation is written from the perspective of an Ionic developer instead of a Vue developer learning Ionic. Moreover, some of the … Read more
I like to use select statements to return specific columns. But I was happy to find out that you can alias your columns just like in sql. Which can be make things a breeze, depending on what you are doing. Remember to use the dot syntax to specify a table for joined columns with the … Read more
If you want to know how many times your Laravel query is hitting the database you can use this snippet by @Tarasovych from StackOverflow. Pretty handy!
Laravel’s with() is an easy to use query builder tool to fetch relationship. Once you’ve established the relationship in your model file you can do this. But this query has the downside of hitting the database twice, or however many relationships you query. And if you’re running it on a big scale application, it can … Read more
What are some scraper options for Laravel? Well, Dusk works well if you’re just working in dev and testing but the following list can work for various cases. I’ve listed the four from what seems to be most reliable to least reliable depending on your use case. For instance, it seems like only panther and … Read more