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

Navigating a New Laravel Codebase

03/07/2018

Getting started in a new codebase can be very overwhelming, even more so if you are new to programming. So where do you start? Where are the places to look to learn the most about a codebase? Let’s take a look at few common areas for Laravel. Read More

5 Laravel Helpers to Make Your Life Easier

02/21/2018

There are a ton of helper methods in Laravel that make development more efficient. If you work with the framework, I encourage you to see what helpers you can introduce in your day-to-day work. In this blog post, I’d like to point out a few of my favorites. 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