A fluent filesystem package for PHP (New package⚡️)

Published January 21, 2022
A fluent filesystem package for PHP (New package⚡️)

Creating packages for PHP or Laravel is a great way to speed up manual processes and reuse code, applying the principles of Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) across all your projects. Sometimes you’d want a package to move several files to a new location or update namespaces. This package aims to help you with simplifying complex stub workflows. Let’s dive in👇

Last week I launched a new big Laravel package, called ralphjsmit/tall-install. This package cal automate the full installation process of the TALL-stack.

Automated installation of the TALL-stack (new package)⚡️

Published January 14, 2022
Automated installation of the TALL-stack (new package)⚡️

In my day-to-day workflow I mainly use Laravel for my projects. In particular, the TALL-stack. TALL is an acronym for Tailwind CSS, Alpine.js, Laravel and Livewire. Combined into one project, these four tools can immensely speed up the developer and provide a great developer experience. Installing multiple tools is always quite boring, so that’s why I made a package to automated their installation.

The name of the package is ralphjsmit/tall-install and you can find it on GitHub.

How to keep Laravel Horizon active with a cron job (New package)

Published October 15, 2021
How to keep Laravel Horizon active with a cron job (New package)

Laravel Horizon is a great tool for managing and monitoring your Redis queues in Laravel. It allows you to spin up queues fast and make use of all the awesome Laravel Queue features.

However, there’s one downside to Laravel Horizon. That downside is that Laravel Horizon does not restart the queues automatically if the process was terminated for some or the other reason.

Consider the scenario that you have a queue running,

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