Chris Gmyr
Developer, entrepreneur, drummer, biker, dog owner, husband, and proud dad. Loves Laravel and coffee

The Latest in PHP: April 2018 Edition

04/13/2018

Every month for the last year at TrianglePHP we've been presenting a segment called "The Latest in PHP" where we look at new features, product and framework releases, and spotlight news articles. Not everyone in the community is as up-to-date as others, so this gives everyone a chance to see what's new before our main presentation. Read More

Deploying Specific Branches with Laravel, CircleCI, and Envoyer

04/06/2018

A few weeks ago I was trying to update a side project's CircleCI config from version 1 to version 2 since they are depreciating V1 in August 2018. In the process, I was curious how I could deploy specific branches to specific environments in Laravel's Envoyer if the tests passed successfully. Read More

Revisiting Our Work

02/21/2018

I recently watched David Heinemeier Hansson's (@dhh) video on code comments and refactoring. While it's interesting to see how he tackles these code changes, the most interesting thing to me is what he said he does with the codebase. Read More

How to order by all() in Laravel

05/24/2017

One common issue that I see with Laravel newcomers is that they have hangups using Eloquent correctly. The most basic reference given in the documentation and tutorials is using the all() method. Read More

Prioritizing Queued Jobs in Laravel

01/10/2017

Laravel queues allow you to defer long running, or resource intensive, processes until a later time. A queue system is imperative for larger applications, but can be helpful for smaller ones as well. But with so many jobs and queues, how can we prioritize them? Read More