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The benefits of writing tests

Link – testing-laravel.com

I've been creating web applications for over 15 years now. It's only in the last five years that I've learned how to test an application automatically. I can safely say that there is no other technique that has improved the quality of my code more.

Let's go over what a test is and all the benefits it provides.

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How to handle GitHub webhooks in a Laravel application

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 3 minute read

Whenever something happens in one of your repos on GitHub, you can configure a webhook to be sent to your app. This way, you can perform some extra logic when a particular event occurs on the repo. A silly example would be to send someone a mail when an issue is opened.

We've created a new package called spatie/laravel-github-webhooks that makes it easy to consume GitHub webhooks in a Laravel app. In this blog post, I'd like to tell you all about it.

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