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Building a simple dashboard using Tailwind

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 1 minute read

In this stream, Shruti Balasa show how powerful Tailwind is. She builds a simple dashboard layout in only a couple of minutes. If you want to learn more about Tailwind, consider buying a ticket for her online workshop at Full Stack Europe. You can get a 20% discount for Shruti's workshop by using…

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Strategies for decreasing the number of queries in a Laravel app

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 13 minute read

Oh Dear is all-in-one solution to monitor your site that my buddy Mattias Geniar and I have created. It can monitoring uptime, certificates, broken links, scheduled jobs, and much more.

Under the hood, Oh Dear is a large Laravel application that performs many queries all of the time. To power future features, we've recently changed our database structure and refactored some pieces in our code base. We increased performance by decreasing the number of queries.

In this blog post, we'd like to to share some techniques that might be helpfull to increase the performance of your Laravel app too.

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