Laravel Weekly #9

Another week, another issue. I've got something special in mind for #10. Might be that next week's issue will be in a slightly different format than the one you're reading now. Very excited about that.

Laravel 4's release date has been set for next week Tuesday. We can almost start using it to build applications which will be stable for production.

There's a lot of cool stuff happening for Laravel in the upcoming weeks. I'll try to keep you guys up-to-date on everything that's happening in Laraland.

Laravel 4 Release Date: May 28

Mark your calendars! Laravel 4 will be released on May 28. It's been a long road down the beta but v4.0 is almost upon us. You can almost start to port your L3 apps to L4 and get them ready for production!

Laravel 4 T-shirts

The official Laravel 4 T-shirt has arrived! You can get them in various sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL) and various colors (Soft Cream, Black, White).

The campaign will end in 12 days so get them while they're hot!

Laravel Testing Decoded Release Date

Seems like we can expect Jeffrey's book to be released on May 28 as well. That's going to make that day even more awesome.

Avatars For The New Laravel Website

I don't know if they reached their goal yet but the folks at Laravel still need some avatars for the new website. Send in yours by replying to the tweet above.

New Laravel Wiki Skin

The Laravel wiki has got a fresh look!

Laravel Gittip Community

Maksim Surguy started a Laravel Gittip community. It still needs about 138 more members before it gets accepted.

Now, what is Gittip exactly? Gittip allows you to give small weekly cash gifts to people who you want to support for their efforts. For example, you could tip Taylor $1 a week for his work on Laravel. It's a small amount but when a lot of people do this it could help him a lot to continue his work. And this goes for everyone who's doing free open-source work.