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20 Tips for Better Naming

Names are everywhere in code. As programmers, we name our classes, our variables, our functions, our arguments, our namespaces and more. Given that we do so much of it, we should spend time making sure we do it well. Here are 20 tips to help you improve. Read more →

Speeding Up Laravel's Database Seeders

When you have to frequently run your database seeders, even a short time spent waiting for them to run can quickly add up. This is a short article on how you can quickly and easily speed up your migrations and get back to coding quickly! Read more →

Email Verification With Laravel

There are a number of situations in which it is beneficial to get a newly registered user of your site to verify their email address. We will talk about when you should include this functionality and then implement email verification within a Laravel app. Read more →