Handling Braintree webhooks in Laravel Cashier

June 14, 2016    🕒 1 minute, 42 seconds

Laravel Cashier is already handling Braintree's 'subscription_canceled' and 'subscription_expired' webhooks and will cancel a subscription when any of those webhooks get triggered. The webhooks are handled in WebhookController, which can be easily extended to add support for other kinds of webhooks.

Codeception — automated database dumps

April 16, 2016    🕒 56 seconds

I've been recently using Codeception and really appreciate what it can do. I see Codeception as PHPUnit on steroids. What's nice about Codeception is that existing PHPUnit tests are compatible with it, so not all work is lost for people moving from PHPUnit to Codeception.

Laravel Clyde — image uploads, resizing & manipulations for Laravel

January 27, 2016    🕒 1 minute, 4 seconds

It's very common for web applications to deal with image uploads, image resizing and other manipulations. Arguably the best approach to the problem (apart from offloading the task to a service like imgix) is to store the uploads in the cloud and resize and manipulate the images on the fly.

Building a movie watchlist app with React

October 30, 2015    🕒 5 minutes, 6 seconds

React is intriguing. It has a much smaller footprint than a full blown Javascript framework like Angular, it’s component based and relies on one-way data flow. The JSX syntax is very different from what I’m used to, but after giving it a try having the markup and related Javascript code all in one place has some advantages to it.
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