• Laravel: Going back() after form validation errors

    I’m SURE I must have done this before. Like…so many times. But this felt new today and is definitely worth remembering. When you’re using forms in Laravel, you sometimes want a “cancel” or “back” button or link that takes you to where you were before. And Laravel provides a handy url() helper that gets a […]

  • Testing out TDD – initial thoughts

    TDD is a BIG change of mindset for development. Here's my initial thoughts after paddling around in the shallow end for a little bit.

  • Getting to grips with Laravel’s service container

    I finally feel like I’m getting to grips with Laravel’s service container. I’ve understood HOW it works and WHAT is does for a while, but it’s taken a simple, real-world example to pull it all together and make it all “stick”. Disclaimer: I may still have all this wrong, in which case correct me in […]