The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development.
Trust the Process
Every time I learn something new, I have to re-remind to trust the process. I'm not sure why. That feeling of "I can't" never goes away. You would think we'd eventually make the connection that if you work on something a little bit today, and a little more tomorrow, you'll eventually become quite skilled. And, yet, why do I always begin the learning phase with a hesitation that says, "You'll never be able to do this."
The Best of Both Worlds
In this episode, we discuss the three-month process of converting Laracasts to a single-page application with Inertia.js.
If You Flip It, They Can Learn It
It has occurred to me that I might have made some teaching mistakes in the past. Learning sticks when it can immediately be applied to a particular task or need you have. If you don't have an immediate use case, it might as well go in one ear, and out the other. It's not going to stick.
About That Laravel 8 Controversy
I keep seeing oddly similar threads around the web that relate to Laravel 8's "increased prerequisites." They all seem to share the view that, if you want to upgrade to Laravel 8, be prepared to also learn Livewire, Inertia, and Tailwind. Of course, I find it odd...because it's not even remotely true.
Cool Kids Table
Here's an uncomfortable truth about the programming world: we all want to sit at the cool kids table. It was true in high school, and it remains true today. It makes you wonder how this might be reflected in the tools we choose.
One Thing I Love About Laravel
One thing I love about Laravel is how, for any given project or feature, there's already a clearly defined pathway I can follow to complete it. For example, we take it for granted that a robust queue system with model serialization is always at your fingertips. We take it for granted that a powerful event dispatcher with automatic event registration is available for free. We even take it for granted that the decision of where to store your secret API keys has already been solved and documented.
Coding & Life
A couple of weeks ago I decided to learn Laravel, and oh my God what a big blessing it has being! To start, I didn’t know that for $15 a month I could get the mentorship of a season and trained developer like Jeff. His videos are AMAZING and now that I just find out that he has a podcast I can see more of the person that he is, not just the developer. Great podcast, Jeff thank you for being an inspiration and mentor to many developers around the world. Keep up the good work!
I love to hear from Jeffrey
Jeffrey’s voice is so inspiring and I love to hear Jeffrey’s thoughts on different aspects including codes and more.
Water for the soul
I love listening what Jeffrey have to say, is always refreshing and useful, without the arrogance you get elsewhere, just a regular guy sharing honest advices and trying to help. Thank you