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Data Transfer Object v3 has been released

Original – by Brent Roose and Freek Van der Herten – 4 minute read

We've released a new major version of spatie/data-transfer-object. This package makes it easy to create objects that have a certain shape. Properties can even be validated.

In this post I'd like to tell you more the package.

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Handling console signals in Laravel

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 7 minute read

When you cancel a long-running artisan command with Ctrl+C, a SIGINT signal is sent by the operating system to the PHP process. You can use this signal to perform some cleanup quickly.

Symfony 5.2 introduced support for handling signals in commands.

We've released a package called spatie/laravel-signal-aware-commands that provides a substantial improvement to how you can use these signals in a Laravel app. In this blog post, I'd like to tell you all about it.

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Why and how you should remove inactive users and teams

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 8 minute read

There are many SaaS applications that allow potential new customers to try out the service using a trial period. Of course, not everybody will convert. After the trial period is over, some people will not use the service anymore.However, if nothing is being done about it, their email address and…

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Vite with Laravel

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Vite is a frontend build tool like webpack. Instead of bundling development assets, Vite serves native ES modules transpiled with esbuild from the dev server. This means there’s a lot less bundling to do, and results in a very fast developer experience.


Mailcoach v4 has been released: drip campaigns, automations, mail templates and much more

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 4 minute read

I'm proud to announce that Mailcoach v4 has been released. Mailcoach already was a great solution to send out bulk emails affordably. With an entirely refreshed UI and new capabilities, Mailcoach now becomes a more powerful platform for all things email:

We've also rewritten our extensive documentation.

In this blog post, I'd like to give you a tour of everything Mailcoach can do.

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Using a HasOne over a HasMany relationship in Laravel

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When you are working with a one-to-many relationship, it is sometimes the case that a particular instance on the "many" side of the relationship is flagged as unique and important to your system in some way. It can be really handy to be able to access that unique instance in a first class way from your models. This post is going to cover how you can do that without introducing any new concepts into your application.