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Pjax on Laravel's Lumen Framework
22nd Oct 2015

Pjax on Laravel's Lumen Framework

If you follow Jeffrey Way on Laracasts you may have seen recently he added a video on how to add Pjax to your Laravel application. Well, if you're using Lumen you may have noticed that the middleware doesn't quite work the same.

Create custom helper functions in Laravel 5 and Lumen
12th Oct 2015

Create custom helper functions in Laravel 5 and Lumen

Laravel has a lot of cool and useful helper functions built into it. However sometimes we need to create custom helper functions, and we need them all over our application. Here I'll explain how to create a Helper class to generate custom helper functions in Laravel 5 and Lumen.

How to make an AJAX call to a Laravel controller function / method
9th Oct 2015

How to make an AJAX call to a Laravel controller function / method

This was a question I actually answered on StackOverflow a few weeks ago. However, it got me thinking about a nice post that I could do where I could elaborate a little more on how to make an AJAX call to a Laravel controller function / method.

Lumen Micro PHP Framework Review
5th Sep 2015

Lumen Micro PHP Framework Review

Lumen is the new micro PHP framework offering from Laravel. Those of you who know me know that I am a big Laravel advocate and therefore I may be slightly biased on the Lumen front. However, I will try and stay impartial.

Varnish 4.0 Configuration with Laravel
16th Jul 2015

Varnish 4.0 Configuration with Laravel

Previously I exlpained my dodgy introduction to Varnish. However I wanted to show you that its really easy to set up, especially with Laravel and that despite the reasons I got into it, its a really good tool to have in your arsenal. Here I explain how to install and configure it with Nginx and Laravel on a Ubuntu server.