MySQL Problems following Homestead upgrade

on January 6, 2016 Technical with 0 comments

We recently upgraded our standard Homestead development environment to V3.0. Initial testing with new Laravel projects went well, however we encountered two MySQL Problems following Homestead upgrade with some of our existing projects. We use the Laravel Homestead Vagrant machine for all development work as it gives us a stable and consistent development environment. We use this environment for […]

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SSL Setup on Laravel Forge

on September 19, 2014 Technical with 0 comments

A interesting set of statistics and analysis for SSL standards across the web is reported by SSL Pulse. This shows that of the top 150,000 SSL enabled web sites examined 30.6% have SSL configured correctly. Laravel Forge ( makes it incredibly easy for you to set up a Laravel (or other framework) website in the cloud. It also provides a simple means […]

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Processing input from web forms using an Unpresenter

on August 15, 2014 Technical and Tags: , with 0 comments

Often when presenting information on the web the format for storage and the format used for display and storage are different. A very common example of this is handling dates where the display is typically configurable based on some form of locale settings but dates are stored in UTC in a database dependent way. Every […]

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