PHPDay, WebSummerCamp and LaraCon. Symfony CVEs. Laravel 9 release date is pushed back. PHP announces 8.1 release date and deprecates ticks. Laravel celebrates its 10th birthday!
One of the easiest ways to speed up your web app is to cache slow-to-compute data, so it doesn't have to be recomputed the next time the page loads. In this article, Keneth Ekandem shows us how to use Redis to cache DB results in a Laravel App.
As developers, our world is made of text, but computers only understand numbers. What gives? A process called character encoding maps numbers to letters. Easy enough, until you realize that we need to encode every character from every language while keeping file sizes small and staying compatible with legacy systems. In this article, José shows us everything we need to know about character encoding for PHP developers - including what to do when it breaks!
Debug your Laravel applications better with structured event logs.