Debugging Laravel Apps on Homestead (PhpStorm + Xdebug + Postman setup)

Some time ago I got a new job (conveniently starting the post with the excuse for not blogging anything for a long time) working on the architecture of a pretty complex software; the kind of beast I've never worked on in php, so after some time I felt the need…

Laravel validator for alphabetic characters and spaces

This is just a short one.. Have you ever received an error back from your name validators, when you type in a name like "Ana Maria"? Laravel doesn't have a built in validator for alphabetic characters and spaces, but it does give us everything we need to build one. This…

RESTful deleting in Laravel

Restfull deleting in Laravel can make newcomers to RESTful APIs scratch their head a bit. I know, cause I'm one of them. We're used to just have a simple link pointing to a certain URI where the magic happens, but how do we set the HTTP verb if we're not…

Using Grunt + Bower with Laravel and Bootstrap

One day I got fed up with the way I used to compile LESS and searched for a more automated way. As I use Laravel for most of my projects I tried Basset asset manager. It worked nicely for some time than it started to have a mind of it's…