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Adding reCaptcha to a Laravel form

Published on 2019-03-11

One of the most annoying things of having a form in a website is seeing it being targeted by spam bots. In this article I'm going to explain how to get rid of them (or at least most of them...) by integrating Google's reCaptcha in our form. ... Read more

Consuming your Laravel API with JavaScript

Published on 2018-05-03

In one of my recent projects I decided I wanted to build a completely new front end, going from multiple pages to a single page application built with Vue.js. My multi pages web app was using different controllers to handle different requests for each resource and, to be honest, was a little messy (duplicated code in different controllers, very similar methods that do similar actions...). Building a SPA meant that I'd have to create an API to handle all the requests so this was a perfect opportunity to do a cleanup and organise my controllers and methods. ... Read more

Guide to build web app with authentication and REST API with token authentication

Published on 2018-04-29

In this article I'm going to explain how to create a simple web application to create tasks with the authentication included in Laravel. Then we'll create an API that will manage access tokens and expose some of the functionalities and finally test the API with Postman. If you do are not familiar with Laravel, you can check my previous article about how to set up a development environment. All the code of this article is available to download in the following GIT repository. Let's dig into it! ... Read more

Guide to deploy Laravel 5 app to shared hosting (1and1)

Published on 2018-03-18

In this article I'm going to explain how to deploy a Laravel 5 application to a shared hosting using 1and1 as a reference. If you are using a different hosting provider some steps can be different, like the ones involving the control panel, but other should be pretty similar. Hope it helps you. ... Read more

Migrating layout from Bootstrap to CSS Grid

Published on 2018-03-24

CSS Grid is here. With the last versions of the main browsers supporting it, it's very likely that will become one of the most popular ways to structure the content of the web. In this article I'm going to explain how to migrate a simple web template (header, two columns for menu and main content and footer) from Bootstrap, one of the most popular frameworks, to CSS Grid. The results will be identical but the CSS Grid one will give use more flexibility to position our content. You can find all  files of this article in the following repository. Let's dig into it! ... Read more

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