I needed to make an Eloquent query that could take search terms. The search terms are optional – no search term and the whole dataset is returned. In our particular data model the Users have one or many Associations. So the search term should check for user name, phone, email and association name. In the… Read More »
I needed to write a somewhat clean solution to let an admin impersonate other users. Which basically means that one user can appear as another user – without having to get access that users credentials to log in. The most obvious use case for this would be when an admin needs access to a user’s… Read More »
I deployed a Laravel app on Heroku, using Cloudflare for SSL. As a quick note, here’s how I did it. Deploy the app on Heroku and make sure everything works fine using the heroku app url. Add the domain names to your app in Heroku (in the settings tab for the app). Make sure… Read More »
This will make your Laravel instance available on the web. Make sure your router have port 80 forwarded to your machine. Also make sure no other server applications is blocking the port.
Create migration in console: Use Schema::table() to access existing table (instead of Schema::create() for creating new tables) Then run migrations:
Generate Seed from Database https://github.com/orangehill/iseed Generate Migrations from Database: https://github.com/Xethron/migrations-generator
This is great if you want to see what queries are actually run when using Eloquent.
Put this in app/start/global.php to get Laravels execution time to the browser console log. L4 This works with L5:
In a Laravel app I made the users would upload CSV files. The problem was that fgetcsv only allows a single delimiter character, and it needs to be defined. The problem with that is that when a user exports a CSV from MS Excel – it could end up using a wide array of delimiters depending on the locality… Read More »
For checking the emails going out from your local server (without actually sending them). Use papercut. https://papercut.codeplex.com/ If you’re using Laravel, then make sure to setup your app/config/mail.php correctly: ‘driver’ => ‘smtp’, ‘host’ => ‘localhost’, ‘port’ => <your papercut port>, ‘encryption’ => ”,