Christmas for Taylor

Posted on the 28th of November 2013.

Seasons greetings Laravellers!

It's been a wonderfully eventful year hasn't it? The 22nd of February saw the first conference for the Laravel framework held in Washington DC. The conference was a wonderful success with a wide range of topics, fantastic speakers and a rocking afterparty. Thanks to Ian Landsman of Userscape and Jessica D'Amico for making the event such a success.

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Where's the code bright site?

Posted on the 26th of November 2013.

edit Code Bright mini site is now available at

Hi everyone,

If you have arrived at this page then you have probably been trying to get a hold of the microsite for my Laravel book 'Code Bright'.

Unfortunately, I have had some server failure with my previous hosting provider which resulted in corrupt backups (much to my anger, but moving on..). I have restored this main site, and will return the Code Bright microsite to its former glory (maybe better?) as soon as I can.

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Code Bright

Posted on the 28th of May 2013.

Welcome back to Laravel. Last year I wrote a book about the Laravel PHP framework. It started as a collection of tutorials on my blog, and eventually became a full book. I definitely didn’t expect it to be as popular as it was. Code Happy has sold almost 3000 copies, and is considered to be one of the most valuable resources for learning the Laravel framework.

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PHP Namespaces Explained

Posted on the 20th of May 2013.

In PHP version 5.3 a new feature known as namespacing was added to the language. Many modern languages already had this feature for some time, but PHP was a little late to the scene. None the less, every new feature has a purpose, let’s find out why PHP namespaces can benefit our application.

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Composer primer

Posted on the 14th of April 2013.

Please note that this article acts as an introduction to Composer to be included with my upcoming title 'Code Bright' for Laravel. However, it could just as easily represent a guide to composer for newcomers without the intention of using the Laravel framework. Enjoy!

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