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Blogging is something that is new to me. To help me get into it, I am writing about problems or interesting situations I have faced as a developer where there wasn't always a good or complete solution readily available.


Custom Throttle Middleware

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, one of the biggest benefits of using a framework is that so many common use-cases or problems have already been solved - and throttling requests is no...

July 24, 2019 | 4 minute read

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Customising the Email Verification Expiration Time

One of the biggest benefits of using a framework like Laravel is that so many of the common use-cases or problems have already been solved; email verification is no exception. Since Laravel 5.7, it...

July 8, 2019 | 3 minute read

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Using Laravel Horizon outside of Production and Local

Laravel is pretty awesome as far as frameworks go. But what really makes it amazing is the suite of open-source software sitting behind it; one of which is Horizon. Horizon is a dashboard and...

February 11, 2019 | 3 minute read

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Setting the correct auth guard for your requests

When I'm writing controllers, I like to minimise the number of dependencies I need to use. This means reusing dependencies I'm already pulling in where I can, and for the most part the...

February 9, 2019 | 3 minute read

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