Building Flexible Axios Clients

Recently I set out to improve how I work with APIs in my Vue applications by building a flexible Axios client that I can use in my Vuex actions and one-off components. I prefer to build specific API JS modules that I can import into my components and Vuex modules instead of a baked-in Axios call from a component.

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Learn Laravel Forge

Learn Laravel Forge is new video course on Laracasts teaching you all things Forge, by guest instructor Marcel Pociot! The course consists of over twenty free videos walking you through configuring servers with Laravel Forge.

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GitHub Tips and Tricks

Ive compiled a list of my favorite GitHub tips and tricks that I use in my workflow daily. You might be familiar with some or even all of them, but I find that developers new to GitHub and veterans alike might pick up a new tip or two by sharing!

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Laravel TestTools Adds Dusk Support

Laravel TestTools is a Google Chrome browser extension by Marcel Pociot that enables you to generate Laravel integration tests while using your application. Now you can use the extension to create Dusk test cases!

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Puphpeteer: A Puppeteer bridge for PHP

PuPHPeteer by Johann Pardanaud is PHP bridge for Google Chromes Puppeteer headless chrome Node.js API. PuPHPeteer is based on another package by Johann called Rialto, which is a package to manage Node resources from PHP.

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GitHub Desktop Dark Mode

GitHub announced yesterday that the GitHub desktop applications latest version, v1.2.4, ships with a beta version of a dark theme. The dark theme changes the whole UI, including file browsing, UI controls, and the code window: The dark theme is considered in beta while getting further feedback and adjustments but you can access it from the stable release of GitHub desktop.

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Laravel 5.6.26 Released

Laravel 5.6.26 was released June 20th with allowing the passing of the recipient name in mail notifications; the table name is now passed to post-migration create hooks, array/collections are now allowed in Auth::attempt(), and more. First, two new Azure SQL connection lost messages were added to DetectsLostConnections.

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PHPConsole is a Programming and Live Coding Companion

PHPConsole is a neat Windows desktop application GUI for writing, reading, and executing PHP code by Josiah Ovye Yahaya. The main features of PHPConsole are: The app includes a local web server, which is perfect for aspiring developers trying to learn PHP: Using this app lowers the barrier of needing to worry about setting up PHP locally, and those learning PHP can experiment with the language quickly by executing code immediately and getting instant feedback.

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Ryan Dahl’s Node.js regrets lead to Deno

What might the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime look like today if founder Ryan Dahl could build it all over again? With his Deno project, a secure TypeScript runtime built on the same Google V8 JavaScript engine as Node.js, we get an idea.

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