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The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development.

The Laracasts Snippet Jeffrey Way

    • Technology

The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development.

    Meet Them Where They Are

    Meet Them Where They Are

    As parents or teachers, if you want to instill a joy for learning or reading, it's important that you meet them where they're currently at in life. The goal, as we've discussed in past episodes of The Laracasts Snippet, is to get them excited.

    • 7 min
    It's All About the Framing

    It's All About the Framing

    I recently came across a month-old YouTube channel with two million subscribers. The content...was fine. The audio...was fine. And, yet, two million subscribers! Often, the way in which you frame your content is significantly more important than the content itself.

    • 7 min
    TDD Dogmatism

    TDD Dogmatism

    Few topics in the programming world spark debate quite as much as TDD. There's enough dogmatism from the evangelists of TDD to warrant an equal and opposite reaction from those who aren't on board and are tired of being told they're doing it wrong.

    • 10 min
    When Programmers Run Businesses

    When Programmers Run Businesses

    We're living in an interesting time, when one person - anywhere in the world - can start a business without leaving their bedroom. Even better, this business has the potential to bring in revenue while the person sleeps. This is the secret sauce to wealth, and it's now available to anyone with an internet connect and a decent idea. As a result, we have now regular folks - often with little business sense - running highly profitable small businesses.

    • 12 min
    How Open Source Projects Spiral Out of Control

    How Open Source Projects Spiral Out of Control

    Every open source project begins with the best of intentions. In fact, they usually begin with excitement. One developer has an idea, and thinks, "Hmm - I can do this!" So why is it that, more often than not, these projects eventually spiral out of control?

    • 8 min
    Repair Your Focus

    Repair Your Focus

    We can all surely relate to the sense that our ability to focus has slowly deteriorated over the last decade. If this scares you as much as it does me, let's talk about how we reverse the process through habit forming.

    • 13 min

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