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How to use Laravel Composers

Sharing a common set of data across many views sounds like an easy task but is easy to do this the wrong way.  Using Laravel Composers allows you to have clean code without duplicating any of the data.  Though there are many different ways of doing this, the way in this guide is, in my …

Creating new Auth Drivers using Laravel 4

About a year ago, I began looking for new ways to deal with my users.  I really hated creating user tables and taking care of the security of my users.  I came across Stormpath via an ad and decided to give it a try.  I instantly fell in love with the product they were offering. …

Quick Tip: Laravel Unique Validation

Recently, I ran across an issue where I needed to validate across two fields in the database for uniqueness.  I searched all over the internet and was not able to find anything that was built into Laravel 4.  I really did not want to create my own validation for this one thing so I dug …

Why Laravel is the best PHP Framework

My Background with Laravel Over the past year and a half, I have been a walking billboard for Laravel. I have tried many different frameworks for PHP and all have left me needing some more features and capibilities. I came across Laravel when Laravel 3 was pretty new (Released February 22, 2012) and fell in …