Hello, my name is Bobby. Welcome to my Dev Blog

I am a professional System Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy.

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This is an open-source Laravel Tips and Tricks eBook that is a collection of my own notes that I've put together for myself throughout the years. You would more likely than not need many of those tips at some point in your career as a Laravel Develop...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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Introduction Working with date and time could be pretty challenging. Luckily we have the Carbon package that makes this super easy! Carbon is a simple PHP API extension for DateTime. You can find more information about Carbon on their official websit...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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How to Get the Base URL in Laravel?

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Introduction Hardcoding the domain name in your Blade files or in your controllers is not a good practice. If you ever decided to change your website's domain name, you would have to manually go over all of your files and change the references of you...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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Introduction The Blade templating engine has been a real game-changer for me. Blade makes it working with PHP and HTML a breeze. It allows you to use plain PHP code directly in your template. In most cases, you will pass your variables from your cont...

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Introduction Adding columns or tables to your database manually could be an intimidating process and would more often than not lead to database inconsistencies between your different environments. The Laravel migrations allow you to basically version...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. As described in the official L...

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