Dries Vints

Maintainer of Laravel.io, the Laravel Community Platform. Creator of Lock, a popular PHP acl package. Lead Developer at BeatSwitch.


August 24, 2016

Two tips to speedup your Laravel tests

I've seen two different tips for speeding up your tests in Laravel in the past week and thought I'd share them with you. For me, they made a significant impact on the speed of my tests. Lower the default crypt cost factor This is a huge time saver. Jeff Madsen...

April 08, 2016

Getting Started with Dotfiles

Let's draw a situation. Your computer breaks down. And I don't mean the classic "Dammit, my computer broke down, better get it fixed". No, I mean the "Oh shit, my HD is totally fried, I lost everything and there's no way on earth I'll ever get it back"-hell. Some day,...

August 25, 2015

Quality Assurance with Envoyer

This is one of the tutorials I did for my Laracon EU talk. Most of you probably know about Envoyer's ability to deploy branches. This doesn't makes much sense for your production server but it could help a lot when developing features. For example, at BeatSwitch we always let a...

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