Twenty Percent Time

Twenty Percent Time
Two developers from Tighten discuss one programming topic every Friday in less than 20 minutes.
Oct 20 • 39 min
Okay so here's the thing. We already recorded this episode. This is version 2.
Oct 6 • 22 min
We're full of feelings.
Sep 22 • 42 min
We talk about microservices and testing them. #sorryForTheWaitLinks:[5.5] Maintain original order of collection items with equal values when using sortBy() by damiani · Pull Request #21270 · laravel/frameworkFull Stack Radio 72: Taylor Otwell - Testing…
Laravel Certification Program
Sep 3 • 38 min
We discuss the newly announced Laravel Certification program. There are a lot of sides to the issue. Everyone has opinions. But Laravel will survive.Links:Proxy undefined query builder method calls to the results collection by phroggyy · Pull Request…
Feature Toggles
Aug 25 • 33 min
Caleb's encountered a new git strategy called trunk flow! We talk about it as well as PRs, packages and all that jazz.Links:Add data-dusk DOM hooks (for less brittle tests) by calebporzio · Pull Request #343 · laravel/[5.5] Add View::either…
State Machines
Aug 18 • 38 min
This week we do updates on string helpers, some other PRs, a little Ziggy talk, and we dig into the concept of "State Machines"Links:[5.5] Use Support Carbon by lucasmichot · Pull Request #20568 · laravel/frameworkpluginaweek/state_machine: Adds support…
Aug 11 • 42 min
Caleb has been in the woods. Daniel has been living the lavish life of an open source maintainer. Is that a cheeky Pull Request on the horizon?
Aug 7 • 33 min
Caleb helps Daniel get his refactoring wish-list in order. Daniel FINALLY finished Ziggy, a package for Laravel Named Routes in Javascript.Links:[5.5] Allow custom pivot accessors by themsaid · Pull Request #20411 · laravel/frameworkZiggy: Use your…
PHP stuff inside Javascript
Jul 28 • 35 min
This week, we talk about different strategies for getting data from your backend (PHP) into your Javascript for use in your frontend. We also come up with an idea for a new lil library thats going to change the world. It's good times all around no…
The One About Laracon
Jul 26 • 32 min
We are at Laracon 2017. We didn't sleep much. We talk about Taylor and Adam's talks. Caleb REALLY wants a Laracasts Snickers.
Single Table Inheriance
Jul 21 • 35 min
LARACON NEXT WEEK! We do recent PRs and Single Table Inheritance.Links:Add @auth blade component by m1guelpf · Pull Request #20087 · laravel/frameworkAdd blade directive @guest by LKDevelopment · Pull Request #20114 · laravel/framework[5.5] Let Str::is…
(Not) Customizing Laravel
Jul 14 • 34 min
Links:[5.5] Add missing empty statements. by lucasmichot · Pull Request #19975 · laravel/framework[5.5] Add Collection::wrap method by thecrypticace · Pull Request #20055 · laravel/framework[5.5] Add unwrap to collection by sileence · Pull Request #20068…
Jun 30 • 32 min
Images. Where do you put them? What are they called? Thumbnails? Big ones? Ahh?!?!Links:[5.5] Allow macros to be registered using classes (in addition to closures) by sebastiaanluca · Pull Request #19782 · laravel/framework[5.5] Add Route::view() helper…
Resources (bonus outro with North Meets South)
Jun 23 • 37 min
We talk about resources. At the end we have a little clip of our guest appearance on North Meets South ( with Michael Dyrynda and Jacob Bennett.
Naming Things
Jun 9 • 27 min
This week we talk about the only thing in programming, Naming Things. Caleb wants to write a Bob the Builder book.
Jun 2 • 28 min
We talk about the routes file, Route:resource(), conditional redirects, and talk about some PRs.
Model Traits
May 19 • 22 min
We talk about feature traits in Eloquent Models. Caleb wants a utopian world where all models are just a list of traits. Daniel is very reasonable.
Model Factories
May 12 • 24 min
We talk about our favorite topic.Links:Model Factory "lazy" method (github PR)Set a model factory attribute to a factory instance (github PR)artisan make:factory coming to Laravel 5.5 (github commit)
Eloquent Contexts
May 4 • 21 min
We talk today about the differences between Model, Collection, and Query Builder contexts in Laravel's Eloquent ORM. Github ->get() thread Github ->make() PR Links:"->get()" method Github thread"make" method Github PR
Apr 28 • 17 min
We discuss Laravel Macros, and wander off into talking about setting up Laravel relationships before saving. Caleb's post about macros is here: