The Laravel Podcast brings you Laravel and PHP development news and discussion. Season 4 consists of guest interviews by Matt Stauffer talking about a new topic in the Laravel community for each episode.
Packages, with Freek Van der Herten & Marcel Pociot
We all use third party packages in our Laravel applications, and even Laravel itself is composed of packages. But how do they work? How do you pick the best packages? What can packages actually do? In this episode Laravel's most prolific package authors join us and answer these questions and many more.
Upgrading, with Jason McCreary
As much as we all wish our apps would just run forever, in reality, they need some tender love and care in order to keep running smoothly and safely. That means we need to know how to upgrade them!
Laravel upgrade master Jason McCreary joins us to talk about the upgrading process and his product, Laravel Shift, which automates away much of the cost of upgrading.
Deploying & Servers, with Chris Fidao
One of the most common questions that the Laravel docs just can't answer for you is "How and where do I deploy my Laravel app?" There are a ton of options, but a few recommended options, and Chris Fidao, creator of Servers for Hackers, knows all of them and takes this episode to walk us through the most common setups and important tips to remember and gotchas to avoid.
Queues, with Mohamed Said
Some times events, jobs, and queues can feel a bit overwhelming, and sometimes they can feel so simple it feels like you're doing it wrong.
Mohamed Said is not just the expert on how queues work, he's the expert on thinking how best to use them and how best not to use them. In this episode we talk about how to use queues, and how to think in a way that makes sense for queues, and we also take a quick dive into Laravel's event system.
Security, with Rizqi Djamaluddin
It's every application developer's nightmare: your app gets hacked and everyone's private data is out in the open, and it's your fault.
Thankfully, Laravel and the tools it brings have the best security practices baked in. But a framework can only save us from so much.
In this episode, security advocate and UX Designer (the UX part matters! Listen to find out why) talks about what Laravel gives us by default, how to write code that plays nicely with Laravel's built-in security tooling, and other helpful tools and practices that can keep you, your apps, and your clients secure.
Helpers & Collections, with Jacob Baker-Kretzmar
Laravel's Collections were popularized by Adam Wathan's book "Refactoring to Collections", but if you haven't read the book you may be left wondering exactly what they are and how we work with them. And you've likely seem some of the common global helpers—app(), auth()—but there are dozens that even the most experienced Laravel programmers don't always know about! In this episode helper & collection afficionado Jacob Baker-Kretzmar walks us through both sets of tools and some of his favorite ways to work with them.