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newsletter #75

Hi, welcome to the 75th newsletter! 

The Laracon EU 2018 videos have been released.
The past few days videos have been added to the Laracon EU channel on YouTube. It now contains recordings of all talks given at the 2018 edition of the conference.

Understanding how Laravel configures database connections
Mohammed Said shows a great way on how to handle db connections in a multi tenancy Laravel app.

I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.
This article by Jason Cohen contains some great tips on how to get started with your (hobby) project.

JavaScript’s two zeros
JavaScript has two zeros: −0 and +0. This post explains why that is and where it matters in practice.

Build and Run Unikernels On Your Own Laptop or in the Cloud (sponsored link)
Unikernels are widely considered the next generation of cloud infrastructure for their performance, security and size but have remained in-accessible to developers due to their low level nature - until now. OPS allows anyone to build and run any linux binary as a unikernel.

An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms
Jez Swanson, an engineer at Google, wrote a very pretty explanation on how Fourier transormations work and what their role is in storing sounds and images.

Meanwhile on Twitter

On Twitter I see a bunch of people regularly tweeting very nice code snippets.

Easily clear out queued jobs in a Laravel app

Avoiding try catch when using promises

Useful links from the archives

Notification specific routing in Laravel 5.6

Run a package from a local directory
Barry Van Veen shares how you can install a package from a local path into your project.

GroupBy multiple levels in Laravel
Laravel 5.5.29 introduced the ability to group a collection on multiple levels. In a new post on his blog, Christopher Rumpel demonstrates the new functionality.

What’s new in ECMAScript2018?
Bram Van Damme wrote a new post with some good examples of cool stuff that will land in JavaScript soon.

Automatic visual diffing with Puppeteer
Monica Dinculescu, an engineer at Google, shares on her blog how you can use Puppeteer, Mocha and Pixelmatch to create automated visual tests.

Customizing the Spatie dashboard
At Spatie, we have created a dashboard powered by Laravel, Pusher and Vue that displays a lot of information useful for our company.

Blade component aliases in Laravel 5.6
Laravel 5.6 will probably ship this wednesday. One of the cool new features is the ability to register Blade component aliases.

Optimize programming by optimizing for scannability
Michael D. Hill posted a great new video on his blog where he makes the case for optimizing for scannability.

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