Recently Taylor Otwell held a blogging competition. Entries could be submitted on a GitHub repo, the post with the highest amount of 👍 would win. My colleague Alex wrote a blogpost on how you could easily win the competition by hacking a bit. It's pretty awesome that Alex, without using any of the hacks described in the post, wound up winning the competition.

I feel like programmers are often as good at breaking things as they are at fixing things. Part of the thought process of programming anything new is figuring out its flaws, weaknesses and possible exploitations. As a web developer, I often find myself applying the same thought process to everything I see and read about online. Including Laravel's May Mayhem blog contest.