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July 12th, 2015
Recently changing ISP, I found myself having to configure NAT rules in my router, but wanted to restrict access from specific hosts.
June 22nd, 2015
The question always comes up "can I do x in y?" and you will often have someone telling you about purity or the "right way" - but what is the "right way?"
June 18th, 2015
Today I take a look at a more extensible and easily reusable version of the nullable fields trait from my previous blog post.
May 15th, 2015
Nullable model attributes still need to have their value explicitly set to null in order to be persisted as null. If you have a few nullable fields across a multiple models, the duplication o
March 19th, 2015
As the release of Envoyer.io was announced last week, I finally spent a bit of time looking into making use of Laravel's Envoy.
March 16th, 2015
A slight change was made to the serve.sh command in February 2015 that caused serve function to incorrectly set the listen port in the nginx config. Here's a brief discussion of the problem a
March 12th, 2015
As you progress as a developer, you learn more and more ways to achieve a given outcome. The more knowledge you have, however, the more difficult it can be to determine when to use any given
March 3rd, 2015
The Eloquent ORM that ships with Laravel is a very powerful tool; it simplifies many tasks - from relationships between models to eager loading. In this post, I talk about query scopes and ho
February 26th, 2015
When Laravel 5 was released, the app configuration structure was changed so that the environment-specific configuration files were dropped. Some people desire the ability to 'switch' between
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Michael Dyrynda


I am a software developer specialising in PHP and the Laravel Framework, and a freelancer, blogger, and podcaster by night.

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