Parsing ENV Boolean Values in Laravel
How do we ensure boolean values are parsed as such when using a .env file in Laravel?
Ionic 5 + VueJS + Laravel + JWT
Upgrading Laravel Homestead
Upgrading Laravel Homestead on my system requires a few additional steps not outlined in the official documentation. Instead of recreating them from memory each time I wanted to collect the items here.
Fixing Segmentation Fault Error on CircleCI
Try disabling xdebug if you get a segmentation fault error when running php unit tests on CircleCI. Xdebug is installed automatically on some docker images and can cause segfaults during the build process.
Renaming a Column with a Foreign Key in Laravel
This database originally used "customer_id" as the column name for the owner of each row, however the actual model being referenced was a "User". Here's how I changed the name of the column (which happened to have a foreign key on it) via Laravel migration:
For When Things Get Gnarly in Eloquent
Jonathan Reinink has written some excellent content around Eloquent and this article is one that I reference frequently. Jonathan walks us through handling sticky situations when we need to get a single record back from a relationship without causing N+1 issues.
Eager Loading Polymorphic Relations
Derek MacDonald wrote a nice post about eager loading polymorphic relationships. This has been a difficult item to solve so it's nice to see a documented approach that works for many scenarios. Thanks Derek!
Building a Laravel / MQTT App on Laravel Forge
Using a simple node script you can subscribe to an MQTT broker and forward messages to a Laravel application. Take a look at this article to see how we connected inexpensive temperature sensors to a web app for logging and reporting issues.
Troubleshooting NFS Shared Folders in Homestead
Every now and then I will attempt to start Laravel Homestead on my mac and will get an error indicating a problem with mounting the NFS shared folders.After entering the password into the command line the console will output:
Importing a PG Dump from the Command Line
Similar to the time formats I wrote about here, I can not seem to remember the syntax for importing a PostgreSQL dump file into a database from the command line!...
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