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14 minutes | Jan 24, 2023
Knowing when to use new language or framework features
PHP marches forward (00:00) Upgrade strategy depends on team size (01:20) Considerations for new language features (02:33) Performance gains (03:27) Readability (04:56) How to adopt new features (06:16) Depends on the project's maturity (08:14) Upgrading for security (09:30) Silly bit (11:17) If you enjoy this podcast, we'd really appreciate help spreading the word. Share it with your fellow PHP and Laravel developers.
14 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
Going on a bug hunt
Think of a bug like a fun code puzzle (00:00) Don't get stuck for too long (01:22) The confusing CSV bug (02:35) Diffing the files (06:05) Digging deeper into Symfony and PHP (08:07) Getting stubborn about fixing this (11:29) Silly bit (12:26) Why would you validate your MIME types? Learn that and a whole lot more with our validation book: Mastering Laravel Validation Rules
12 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
Thinking about the user, even in the details
00:16 Why do we write code? 01:39 The importance of user experience 02:54 A specific example of user-focused thinking 04:34 Choosing the most helpful HTTP status code 05:44 What if it’s an API response? 07:17 How much detail in an error is useful to a user? 08:35 Silly bit Move from competent to confident - become a better Laravel developer with the free resources available at masteringlaravel.io
15 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
Why do you write your tests like that?
1:06 - One weird pattern we’ve seen in Laravel project tests 2:23 - Can you explain why you’re doing this? 3:50 - “It’s more readable” 5:55 - Principle: learn a thing, do a thing, dissect a thing 6:30 - Is it okay to have code duplication in tests? 8:20 - How tests are different from application code 11:16 - Don’t add application code just for your tests 13:06 - Silly bit Need help building a test suite for your Laravel app or making your existing tests more reliable? Click the link and book a free call to see how we can help.
11 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Avoid painting yourself into a corner
Want another set of eyes on your code? We can help! Visit our site and schedule a free call with us today. 00:16 The problem: this code works, but I don't like it 01:17 What we mean by "I don't like this code" 02:22 A specific example of code I didn't like 03:52 Code review sparks a discussion, and a solution 05:20 Principle: don't get locked in to your first approach 06:03 Principle: the benefits of code review 07:22 Don't be defensive, and the code reviewer isn't always right 08:03 Silly bit
11 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Look before you leap
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15 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Don't plan to do too much
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11 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Isolate the problem
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16 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
What should I test?
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14 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Picking a strategy for translation in Laravel
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13 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Should a factory follow all business rules?
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15 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Understanding different learning styles
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14 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Sometimes it's good to be boring
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16 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
What was this developer thinking??
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13 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Should you fix all bugs in a legacy project?
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12 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Learning from other communities
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17 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Uh-oh, that proof of concept is going into production. Now what?
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10 minutes | May 31, 2022
The benefits of sharing what you learn
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10 minutes | May 17, 2022
How to deal with interruptions
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16 minutes | May 3, 2022
Should I write this weird code or is there a Laravel feature I can use instead?
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