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Introducing our new Laravel Options package

Original – by Ruben Van Assche – 2 minute read

When developing web applications, you probably encounter a lot of places where someone needs to select one or more options in a select or multi-select. These select boxes always need a list of options with labels and values.

In one of our projects, we had options being generated in lots of places. Sometimes these lists of options were the same, leading to a lot of code duplication. Even worse, in some cases, different formats were used to output the same options.

That's why we've created a new package called spatie/laravel-options. It will take a resource which can create options such as an enum, a list of models or even a plain array. And will always create a standardized array of options you can use within your frontend application.

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Using Laravel Vite to automatically refresh your browser when changing a Blade file

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 2 minute read

Yesterday, the Laravel team released the vite-plugin. Going forward, Vite will become the standard build tool for Laravel apps.

One of the cool features of this Vite integration is that you'll get hot reloading by default. Whenever you run Vite with npm dev and modify a JS or CSS file, Vite will automatically recompile the assets and refresh your browser. This way, you won't have to refresh your browser manually after making a change.

Wouldn't it be cool if this automatic refresh would work when we're changing a Blade file?

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