Managing Assets in Laravel 4 using Helpers and HTML Builder

Managing Assets in Laravel 4 using Helpers and HTML Builder

Laravel 4 doesn’t have a lot of documentation on managing assets such as stylesheets or Javascript files. Laravel 3′s documentation did however, but it seems to have been omitted for the newer version somehow. Today, I’ll be showing you some neat ways to manage assets using Helper functions and HTML Builder. More

Dead simple CRUD in Laravel 4

Dead simple CRUD in Laravel 4

I feel I’ve come late to the party. But they say, it’s never too late. Laravel’s community has matured and it’s safe to say the framework has brought the sexy back to PHP. Laravel is dead simple. It’s expressive, elegant, and extremely powerful at the same time.  More

Facebook buys Yo! app for $5 billion dollars

Facebook buys Yo! app for $5 billion dollars

Our team of Silicon Valley insiders have just reported a major development in the area. Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire mobile app Yo! for approximately $5 billion in cash and stock. Yo! will remain an independently branded standalone app that’s separate from Facebook. The transaction should go through this quarter pending some standard closing procedures. More

What’s new in Yosemite OS X 10.10 Beta 2 ?

What’s new in Yosemite OS X 10.10 Beta 2 ?

Cook and Co. just pushed their latest beta updates for iOS 8 and Yosemite OS 10.10. I’ve updated my Yosemite and here’s a short review on what’s changed. I am only documenting the visible changes, but I’ve provided a Pastebin of the full release notes in case you’re interested. More

How to update Homebrew in Yosemite?

How to update Homebrew in Yosemite?

Yosemite uses Ruby 2.0 where as my previously installed Homebrew was set to use 1.8. I did an upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite just last week, but it was today that I set out using brew commands and realized, oh no! But I have a 2 minute fix that works just fine.  More

Hands on with OS X 10.10 Yosemite by Mr. Geek

Hands on with OS X 10.10 Yosemite by Mr. Geek

I’ve just downloaded Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite pre-release. You might ask, how did I get my hands on it? Well, as an owner of a Developer account, I have access to beta releases from Apple right from their developer portal. It costs 99 bucks a year but it’s worth it. Here’s a hands on review of Yosemite, where I shall discuss the good and the bad.  More

Improve your Chrome experience with Speed Dial 2

Improve your Chrome experience with Speed Dial 2

I dislike Google Chrome’s “New Tab Page”. It’s not aesthetically pleasing. Have a look at the image above. Can you see it? That’s Speed Dial 2. It’s by far the best replacement of the ‘New Tab Page”. Speed Dial 2 gives you access to your favorite sites with a gorgeous, customizable user interface. More

Setting up Laravel 4 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Setting up Laravel 4 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I come from the world of CodeIgniter, the ailing framework who was once the Zeus of the PHP framework arena. I have written around 20,000 lines of code in CodeIgniter, and developed a marketplace platform back in 2012. More