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May Laravel Meetup

- Content Management Solutions for Laravel Applications, by Brecht Savelkoul, publisher and developer at Global Pamplets ( - in the making)

Frustrated by traditional content management systems à la Wordpress? In your search for more enjoyable code, you may have already tried some of the new CMSs based on Laravel. However, finding a satisfactory compromise between content and code may remain somewhat of a challenge. Brecht will talk about the potential of API-based solutions like as an alternative. He will show us how to pull these into a Laravel app, and will argue in favour of his own solution of choice: connecting a static site generator (Jekyll) to a Laravel backend through basic Angular.js code.

- Planning for Laracon EU

- Raffle!

- Drinks

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  • Brecht S.

    I created the repo earlier this week, but completely forgot to share the link:

    I'm adding things every day as much as time allows me.

    June 5, 2014

  • Brecht S.

    In case anyone's wondering, I haven't had the time yet to push up my code & notes to GitHub yet, but should be able to do so this weekend. I'll write out my notes in a way that they're also readable for the people that didn't make it :)

    4 · May 30, 2014

  • Michaël

    Thanks for the talk, Brecht! It was really interesting to discover this API-based approach to content management.
    It reminds me topics that are cleverly discussed by Karen McGrane in her book “Content Strategy for Mobile” (published by A Book Apart).
    Among them, the fact that existing CMSs aren’t flexible enough to output their content to other contexts than traditional, desktop websites, one possible solution being splitting the big blobs of content to smaller individual parts that can then be queried through an API or whatever in order to compose the content according to the target platforms.

    2 · May 29, 2014

    • Michaël

      I can bring it with me at the next meetup if you wish so :-)

      May 30, 2014

    • Brecht S.

      That would be great yeah. I've already written next month in my agenda, so I'll be there.

      May 30, 2014

  • Dries V.

    Sorry, work is keeping me from attending this week. Too bad, would really have liked to see Brecht's talk. Good luck with the meeting!

    May 26, 2014

    • Hannes Van De V.

      I think I will skip this one as well. 3 meetups in 2 weeks is more than my boss (read: girlfriend) can handle.

      1 · May 27, 2014

    • Ben


      May 27, 2014

  • Michaël


    Do we plan to take a few moments to discuss how we could organize ourselves concerning Laracon EU ‘logistics’?

    2 · May 22, 2014

    • Ben


      May 23, 2014

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