In this section you can read posts I've written myself.

Discovering PHP's first-class callable syntax

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 3 minute read

When looking at recent changes in the Laravel framework, I saw some PHP syntax that I didn't see before. Because I've been working with PHP for over 20 years and have a firm grasp of the language, I was surprised to see new syntax for the first time.

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Strategies for making Laravel packages customizable

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 10 minute read

While attending Laracon India, many people approached me to ask how we handle the maintenance of all our Spatie packages. One of the ways we keep maintenance burden low is by making our packages customizable. In this blog post, I'd like to cover some of our best tips to make a Laravel package easy…

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The making of the WWSD videos

Original – by Freek Van der Herten – 3 minute read

We published a fun series of videos as a promo for our Black Friday sales. These videos are inspired by the more recent apple announcement videos. Let's take a look behind the scenes to see how they were made! The WWSD videos We used WWSD to name our week of Black Friday discounts. It stands for…

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