PHP

Laravel Custom Logging

For the majority of developed program, it is necessary to use a robust and efficient Log mechanism. It is of course the case for a web interface. It is important to be able to track potential bugs or issues.

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Implementing email verification in Laravel

Have you ever wanted to ensure your users use email addresses they actually possess? Here is a quick way to achieve it. This tutorial assumes that you already have:

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Automated web application testing with PHP, Selenium and GitLab

The easiest way to test that a web application is working correctly is to use a browser and manually go through the pages. If one wants to automate the testing process, there are conceptually two possible approaches: 1) using raw HTTP requests to simulate a browser or 2) using some library and code to drive an actual browser.

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Run your Laravel app with docker-compose

Docker-compose is an elegant way to run a Laravel app. It allows to define and run the different services: the main web app, a MySQL database and a redis server. There are however a few tricks to solve: how to run the database migrations, how to run the queue worker and the scheduler?

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Laravel migrations tips

When developing a Laravel application, it's quite common to run the development (and test) version with a SQLite database, and the production version with a MySQL database. Normally, the migrations will take care of creating the correct database schema. However, there are a few caveats.

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Check your PHP dependencies for vulnerabilities

Enlightn Security Checker is a composer tool that uses the Security Advisories Database to check your dependencies for known vulnerabilities. It is actually the same database that is used by GitHub Action "PHP Security Checker". Here is how you can use it locally or with GitLab.

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Using HTTPS over a reverse proxy in Laravel

Have you ever encountered problems trying to deploy a Laravel HTTPS website using a reverse proxy ? Then read the following to quickly learn where this problem comes from and how to simply thwart it.

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Continuous Deployment with GitLab and Laravel Envoy

There are multiple ways to implement Continuous Deployment (CD) for a Laravel project. The current trends consists in deploying containers to a kubernetes cluster. In this blog post however, we will present the good old way: we will use Laravel Envoy to deploy our code directly to our server(s). This method has the advantage of simplicity as it does not require to build containers, nor does it require a kubernetes cluster: Laravel Envoy uses a simple SSH connection to the target server(s) to perform the deployment.

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Fail a phpunit test if coverage goes below a threshold

Tools like maven allow to fail a build pipeline if the coverage of unit tests goes below a given threshold. For phpunit and PHP project, there is no such option. So here is a trick to fail your pipeline if the coverage of your phpunit tests goes below a threshold.

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Getting started with MARk : create a PHP data injector

The Multi-Agent Ranking framework (MARk) aims to provide all the building blocks that are required to build large scale detection and ranking systems. For this blog post we will use docker and docker-compose to run a MARk server, then we will use PHP and composer to inject data in the framework.

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Test your Laravel project with GitLab

So you have a Laravel project, and as a good programmer you are using GitLab to manage your code, and you started implementing some phpunit tests. But how to run these tests in GitLab?

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Laravel & Vue.js: Quickstart

Vue.js is an open-source JavaScript framework that lets you extend HTML elements with embedded JS and CSS to easily create complex user interfaces and single page applications. Easy to integrate with Laravel, this is the perfect combination to draw a line between the front and the back ends while making them both powerful.

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