Neon Tsunami

A blog about Laravel & Rails, written by Dwight Watson.

ActiveStorage is new in Rails 5.2 and it provides an integrated way to handle file uploads. It can store files on a cloud provider of your…

I currently work on a 5 year old Laravel app. The first commit was back in June 2013 just as Laravel 4.0 had been released. Since then it…

Heroku is a great platform for getting your web apps up and running without having to worry about infrastructure. While it is more generally…

Laravel recently introduced a number of query builder helpers for writing where clauses that act upon dates. There's a whole host of them…

Sometimes it makes sense that you'll want to generate links back to your app from components of your app that don't have access to Rails…

Many Laravel developers will build their front-end assets locally before deploying a new release and the framework ships out-of-the-box to…

Simple post today, but turns out Laravel has a simple feature that lets you configure the reply-to email address at a high level. Take a…

Laravel's authentication scaffold is a great way to get your app off the ground quickly - both because of the time it saves you from the get…

Automatically logging in your users when they come back to your app is a great way to keep them engaged. If you can prevent distracting them…

Sometimes it makes sense to want to fire an event from an element off to multiple controllers (if the element is a child of both controller…