Laravel and NodeJS messaging using Redis Pub/Sub

I was recently working on this project that was composed of two different parts: a web application built in PHP with Laravel, and an AWS Lambda function written in NodeJS. In the past, both applications exchanged data using a common MySQL database. With time, this setup showed up very inefficient. As the number of “messages” sent and […]

Testing Stripe webhooks when using Laravel Cashier

I’m not sure why this is not in the docs, but if you’re using Laravel Cashier and want to test Stripe webhooks – in test, not live, mode – you have to set the following env var: CASHIER_ENV=testing I’ve spent some time checking around my code until I found that.

Injecting controller actions in Laravel views

Disclaimer: Depending on the kind of logic you need, it’s also possible to use View Composers to achieve a similar result. I’m using Laravel in this new project I’m working on. Some other PHP frameworks have a feature to use controllers as services. Symfony, for instance, has something like that. The project team thought Laravel, […]

Implementing an SDK compatible with Laravel Container Service

When developing an SDK — and by SDK I mean an API implementation — you can leave for your users the task of integrating it with their apps. However, it’s a good idea to make it compatible with trendy frameworks out of the box. In the PHP world, Laravel is becoming a very popular choice of framework. […]