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January 25, 2019

Joind.in Proposal Working Group

When I started speaking at technical events and conferences in 2015 Joind.in was critical in my growing as a presenter and speaker. I’m proud of the speaker I am today in part by how Joind.in facilitated the feedback that enabled me to learn and grow. Lorna (a long time maintainer/contributor) announced that the team will be discontinuing the hosted platform due to the lack of contributors and...

Community Joind.in Mentoring Projects

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November 7, 2018

Adding MySQL 8 support to Laravel Homestead

My friend Beau Simensen has been doing awesome stuff building and streaming his work on astrocasts.com. He's inspired me to start streaming again and last night I spent some time adding a feature to Laravel Homestead to add MySQL 8 as an option. Video from the live stream:

DevOps Linux PHP Projects Ubuntu Vagrant

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July 22, 2018

PHP Detroit Tutorial: Hit the ground running with Laravel and Set up

I am giving a four hour Laravel tutorial before the main PHP Detroit conference. To fully participate in the exercises you’ll want to follow the directions below. Please reach out to me if you have any issues. Laravel Valet is a fine solution if you’d prefer not to have to install Virtualbox or Vagrant. I will not be able to fully support everyone’s configuration so to create the best...

Community Conferences Laravel Speaking

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May 15, 2018

Getting Lucky With Crystal in Homestead

I’m going to open this post with an apology for anyone who's corporate firewall gets triggered by this URL, but I just couldn’t resist the title. A few days ago a random internet stranger (Rid) showed up in the Larachat Slack #homestead-dev room. This is about the best real time chat support for Homestead. Rid proceeds to ask about building something like Homestead for the framework...

DevOps Projects Ubuntu Vagrant

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