Category: Dev

My Initiation Into Mobile Application Development with React Native

I’m sorry to admit that it’s taken me over a year since graduating from Makers to actually get my teeth into mobile development. Now, to be fair, my wife and I have had a baby in that time which does turn your world upside down for a while. But still, a year is a long…

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Laravel + React Native: The Perfect Stack?

Of course, there are multiple reasons that certain languages and frameworks may or may not be used for certain projects, but for your average CRUD app (which let’s be honest is MOST apps), PHP based framework Laravel for web and backend; and JavaScript based framwork React Native seem to cover all the basis for creating…

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How To Write Tests For Laravel Apps in PHP

There’s surprisingly little out there (that I could find) about writing tests for Laravel applications. Of course, there’s the Laravel documentation, but in many cases I have found it to be either not detailed enough, or in a very counter-intuitive order. I would have really liked more examples. So here are some of my own.…

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The Flaw In Test Driven Design

In software engineering, the concept of test driven design works as follows: Step 1. Write a test, for example, “when we load a a particular URL, we expect there to be a page there”. That’s a pretty simple test. In PHPUnit, it would look like this. Step 2. Write the code to make the test…

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