Jason Lewis
By day I'm a firefighter and by night a web developer. I occasionally write things on my personal blog but am usually helping folks with Laravel. You can find me on Twitter, G+, GitHub or lurking in #laravel on freenode!
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    Digging in to Laravel's IoC ContainerCrs 10
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    Inversion of Control is a technique that allows control to be inverted when compared to classical procedural code. The most prominent form of IoC is, of course, Dependency Injection. Laravel's IoC container is one of the most used Laravel features, yet is probably the least understood. Find out how it works in this tutorial.Read More…
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    Five Hidden Gems of LaravelCrs 10
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    Many developers who use Laravel are probably only barely scratching the surface of what the framework has to offer. While the documentation does cover the most common use cases and the obvious features, it doesn’t cover everything. Don’t get me wrong, the documentation is fine, it’s just that there’s so much you can do, it’s hard to document everything. Because of that, we're going to take a look at some of the hidden gems that lurk within Laravel.Read More…
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    Your One-Stop Guide to Laravel CommandsLaravel commands
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    In this day and age, it's quite normal for a developer to have an understanding of consoles, and how to issue basic commands. But what if you could code your own custom commands to improve your workflow? If we look back to Laravel 3, you might remember that it offered tasks. Tasks were extremely helpful, but still came up short for more complex operations. Thankfully, Laravel 4 packs a beefed up Artisan that will make your life as a developer so much easier!Read More…