Category Archives: Tech

Hide properties of Mongoose objects in Node.JS JSON responses

Many a times, we’ll encounter a situation where we’ll have to hide certain properties of Mongoose objects, especially when we’re sending those objects in responses. For example, suppose you have an API endpoint like so: /user/:id. You will, obviously, send a user object as a response to this request. Read more...

Auto-discovery of packages in Laravel 5.5

Laravel 5.5 is right around the corner, and there are quite a few amazing features coming with this new version. Taylor Otwell has been writing about the framework’s new features frequently. The latest feature that he has announced is the auto-discovery of packages, their service providers, and facade aliases. Read more...

Laravel’s new migrate:fresh command

One of the features in Laravel, because of which I fell in love with the framework initially, is migrations. I don’t remember how most other frameworks handle migrations, but Laravel’s migration engine is super awesome. If you work with Laravel regularly, you’d have no doubt used a few migration commands, maybe for creating a migration file, running migrations, rolling back migrations, etc. Read more...

Use Config Caching to Speed Up Your Laravel App

As web developers, we’re always looking for ways to speed up our app. It’s all about milliseconds today. There are several ways by which a web app or a web service could be optimised for speed. Being one of the most used and popular PHP frameworks, Laravel has a few tricks up its sleeves to make this happen. Read more...