Visual Regression Testing with Laravel

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I'm not sure how you feel, but I consider myself a backend developer. Sure - I know my way around Vue.JS and really enjoy working with it, but writing CSS has never been my strong point.

At one of our companies recent projects, we are working together with another development team, which is mostly taking care of frontend development. So we build controllers, repositories, services, etc. and hand it over to some basic views. They handle the rest.

We introduced continuous integration to them and showed them our usual workflow, when I thought that it would be excellent to also have some kind of visual CI for frontend changes.

That's what this package is all about.

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Use the Telegram login widget

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Yesterday Telegram announced a Login Widget, which allows you to add a "Login with Telegram" button on your website. By clicking on this login button, the user needs to input there phone number and instantly receive a confirmation message from Telegram. Upon confirming the login, you - as…

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2017 - A PHP year in review

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It's this time of the year again - the end of the year is coming up fast, so why not step back and take a look at what we, as a PHP community, have achieved this year? For these statistics, I used the free GitHub Archive data in combination with Google BigQuery, which lets you process 1TB of data…

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Create custom, distributable web components with VueJS

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I am currently in the middle of working on a new BotMan feature - a frontend widget that you can embed into your website to make it easier to connect your website visitors with your own self-hosted chatbot solution. The backend / PHP side is already working and leverages the BotMan web driver, which is basically just an API that you can use to interact with your chatbot.

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Speed up the Laravel Baum package

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Here's a quick tipp, if you happen to use the Laravel Baum package and you have large nested structures. In my case, we have a hierarchy of over 1000 entries that we need to display as a JSON / Array structure. The whole API call used to take nearly 7 seconds - so I began some detective work and…

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Laravel TestTools

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Testing a Laravel application really is an easy task - the "Integrated" package from Jeffrey Way, that later got merged into the core framework is fantastic and helps you with the otherwise cumbersome task of testing and interacting with your application. But still - are you actually using tests?

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