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Introducing Visit: a CLI tool made for humans to make network requests

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I'm happy to announce that we have released Visit. This tool can display the response of any URL. Think of it as curl for humans. By default, the output will be colourized, and the response code and time will be displayed after the response.

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JSON responses will be colourized by default as well.

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And there's integration with Laravel: it can log in any user, report the numbers of queries used to build up the response, and more.

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I'd like to tell you all about it in this blog post.

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The value of a good database design

Link – tray2.se - submitted by Patrik Ahlström

You might think that the way your store your data isn't really that important. Well it's more important than you think it is. A good database design just like good clean code is the key to performance, not only for the end user but also for you the developer. A poor database model just like poorly written code will slow you down and furthermore it will slow your database queries down which results in a slow application.

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Avoid using else

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 1 minute read

Using else often encourages complexer code structure, makes code less readable. In most cases you can refactor it using early returns.

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