Where will Laracon US 2015 be?

Well, the news is out…partially.  On Thursday, I did a live Q&A with Taylor Otwell for Laravel DFW (you can watch it here).  Laracon US 2015 will be in potentially one of two places:

  1. Louisville, Kentucky
  2. Chicago, Illinois

Either location will be pretty great, but personally I hope the powers at be choose Louisville.  Last year’s Laracon in New York City was great for being in the city that never sleeps.  This year it might be nice to kick our feet back a bit and be in a slightly lower key place than the bustling Chicago.

We’ll see what happens, but no matter where Laracon US is in 2015, it’s going to be packed full of great speakers and the always high quality Laravel community.  Hope to see you there!

The Job of Leadership – Free Wallpaper

Ev Williams posted a great article on Medium that describes the job of leadership.  Leaders must involve a three fold approach to succeed with their teams: alignment, enthusiasm, and the right goal.  

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Using Sequel Pro with Laravel Homestead

Laravel Homestead is now out, and I love using it for my Vagrant environment.  That being said, sometimes configuration of third-party tools like Sequel Pro can be a bit funny.

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What Has Taylor Otwell Not Included In Laravel?

Question: What plans does Taylor Otwell have for Laravel that time constraints have kept him from realizing?

Taylor Otwell: If I had unlimited time to work on Laravel, what would I do?

Tanner Hearne: Well, firstly, how much time do you spend like on average per week, you think?

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Will Laravel 5 Be a Hard Upgrade?


**This conversation happened before the announcement on September 11, 2014 that Laravel version 4.3 would be named Laravel version 5.  It does not change the overall idea relayed the interview – the version number was changed due to the big change in directory structure among other things.

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Link to CSS File in Laravel 4 using the HTML Class

Here is a simple how-to with Laravel 4 if you are wondering how to link to CSS correctly from a View.  I was having trouble finding it in the documentation or in an article online, so hopefully people can find this article and rejoice!

In your Blade template you can just include:

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Just Do It Again

Seth Godin posted a super engaging blog post today.  It asks us to view the limits we place on ourselves. “Oh, I could never do that” or “That person just knows how to do that thing better

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Traffic is the prime example of when negative feelings overtake the character trait of patience. If traffic keeps us in our car for even an extra minute, we

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iOS 7, Apple, and Jony Ive

I am looking forward to the coming updates that will come with iOS 7.

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Sometimes all we need is rest.

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