The magic behind Laravel Valet

Mohamed Said peeked behind the curtains and explains on his blog how Laravel Valet works behind the scenes. The idea behind Valet is that it configures PHP’s built-in web server to always run in the background when the operating system starts, then it proxies all requests to a given domain to point to your localhost […]

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Introducing Laravel Valet

Chances are that if you’ve been following the news in the Laravel ecosystem that you’ve heard of Laravel Valent. If not: Laravel Valet is a super easy way to serve your sites in a development environment. It’s dead simple to setup and use. Here’s the intro video: I think it’s kinda amazing that it was built […]

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Easy file sharing from the command line

Transfer.sh is a free service by Dutchcoders that allows you to easily share files from the command line. Here’s an example of how you can use it: transfer my-favorite-file.txt The given file will be uploaded to the transfer.sh-servers and the command will respond with a short url linking to that file. Pretty neat! The only […]

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A beautiful PHPStorm theme

PHPStorm is the application I’m working in most of the time. So I want it to be as pretty as it can be. Right out the box PHPStorm contains two bat shit ugly themes: the default white one and the slightly better Darcula. Fortunately for all PHPStorm users out there long time Laravel community member Dayle Rees […]

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A CLI http client that will make you smile

httpie is a command-line http client, much like cURL or wget. Written entirely in Python (using requests for the backend and pygments for syntax highlighting), it’s well portable to many platforms, including the big three Windows, Linux and OSX. http://radek.io/2015/10/20/httpie/ Freek Van der Herten Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, […]

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Generate documentation for your API

Having documentation on your API is highly beneficial.  If it is well written you’re likely going to receive less questions by consumers of your API about how it works. Aglio is a nice tool that I’ve been using to generate API documentation. In goes the Markdown, out comes the beautiful documentation. Freek Van der Herten Freek Van […]

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A realtime web log analyser

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly. http://goaccess.io Freek Van der Herten Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, […]

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Quick Look plugins for developers

Supercharge OSX’ Quick Look with these plugins: https://github.com/sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins You can opt to install them manually, the cool kids prefer to do this with Homebrew Cask. Freek Van der Herten Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP […]

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Clipboard history in PhpStorm

I didn’t know, until a colleague mentioned it today, PhpStorm offers a clipboard history. On the mac press cmd+shift+v to invoke it. By default it only stores the last 5 copied items, but you can increase that number in the preferences. Very handy! Freek Van der Herten Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer […]

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