• Trunk Based Development: Bringing Developers Closer by Morgan Creekmore and Dave
    Garage Parking Code: 1963# We have been all over the place with Git, Branching, pull request, merge request, git-flow. All the added processes has created a distance between the people who actually do the work. With all the advancement in the tools and methodologies available to us today, we are able to go back to the basic. Let’s look into a branching model that feels more natural. This is the bi-monthy meetup of Laravel DFW. Come to meet great developers in the area! We value the relationships we build because we are able to help each other with code issues, questions, and job opportunities. If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

  • Laravel Round Table
    This month we will group up and discuss the newest version of Laravel as well as projects other members are working on. Round tables are one of the most fun types of meet ups we do because we get to have so many more conversations. If you need help with anything please come with questions. We are all happy to answer app development questions or architecture questions. We also enjoy talking about new technologies as usually at least one member has been testing out a new cutting edge app development technique! If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Lupe's Tex Mex Grill

    2200 Airport Fwy # 505 · Bedford, TX

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  • A Laravel Thanksgiving
    This month we will celebrate the closing of another great year! We'll be meeting at Mariano's Hacienda and talk about all that we've been working on along with talking through any help we may need on programming problems or if anyone is looking for a new gig. The address for Mariano's Hacienda is: 6300 Skillman St. Dallas, TX 75231 This is the bi-monthy meetup of Laravel DFW. Come to meet great developers in the area! We value the relationships we build because we are able to help each other with code issues, questions, and job opportunities. If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Mariano's Hacienda

    6300 Skillman St # J · Dallas

  • Laravel Security: Up and Running with the Basics by Brandon Hyde
    Gate Code: 1891# Laravel does a lot to help with security! In this talk Brandon Hyde will go over some of the basic attacks we face in the world and what Laravel does to protect our apps from those attacks. Topics include: things you should not do that bypass security measures, and what the difference is between hashing/encryption and when to use each of them. As always, free food and free drinks provided by the wonderful team at Axxess. If you see an Axxess team member give them a firm handshake and a nice "Thank You!" This is the bi-monthy meetup of Laravel DFW. Come to meet great developers in the area! We value the relationships we build because we are able to help each other with code issues, questions, and job opportunities. If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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  • Three Lightning Talks — Daniel, Nathan, and Doug
    This month we are doing something special! A series of three lightning talks. You can get a taste of three different topics to spark conversation. As always free drinks and free food provided courtesy of Axxess. —————————— #1 Abstracting Patterns In Your Laravel App by Daniel LaBarge You sit down, you keep your eye on the feature goal and you write a lot of code. No, really, a lot of code. You come back to refactor but it looks like a mess and you don't know where to start. You wish you could write it better the first time and save yourself the refactor. In this lightning talk, we'll show you three common patterns developers use in Laravel and: — How to recognize the patterns in a mess of code, how to develop patterns into more modular code, and how to write the patterns better to begin with! #2 Get Your Head In The Clouds: Adding Cloud Functions (FaaS) to Your Laravel App by Nathan Barrett Have you been wondering what all this Cloud Functions fuss is all about? Do you have some multi-project code that you would love to run infrequently but do not want to pay for a server to stay online all the time to do it? Cloud functions may be your answer. #3 Extracting Packages from your Laravel App by Doug Johnson When you build an MVP of your app quickly you might build a monolith that is convenient, but difficult to deploy or work on as a team. In that case, you may want to take portions of your application and turn them into modules that can be tracked and updated separately using Git. We'll look at how to decide what can be split out and how to go about doing the conversion to make your application more modular. —————————— Come to meet great developers in the area! We value the relationships we build because we are able to help each other with code issues, questions, and job opportunities. If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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  • Testing with Laravel (You can do it!) - by Tanner Hearne and Daniel Puente
    The love/hate relationship with testing should be all love and no hate. Unfortunately many of us have apps in the wild that are not as tested as much as we wish they were. This month we will take an app that Tanner built without tests and look at how we can add tests to it. Additionally we will look at ways to start testing from the first line of code on a new project. We are in both boats, so it is important to have solutions for existing projects and new projects. Come ready to learn! Don't worry if you are not super experienced because the goal is to kick start many of us. Including those who have not taken the time to add this valuable practice to our tool belt, or who have been lax in our implementation of testing day-to-day! As always, free food and drinks courtesy of Axxess. We look forward to seeing you there! This is the bi-monthy meetup of Laravel DFW. Come to meet great developers in the area! We value the relationships we build because we are able to help each other with code issues, questions, and job opportunities. If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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  • "It's All PHP, I Promise" by Daniel LaBarge
    Garage code: 1930# It is give-a-way month: We are giving away two free tickets to Laracon Online (https://laracon.net/) on March 8 for you and one friend. Be sure to bring a friend to be entered to win! We will also be giving away two free tickets to Squares Conference (http://squaresconference.com/) on April 26-28 in Grapevine, Texas. Be sure to bring a friend to be entered to win! Talk Description: You have data coming into your application in realtime. Your customer wants that shown on their app's dashboard. Sounds like AJAX and a JSON API to the rescue. Maybe if you're really clever a bit of Vue.js. Sure that could work, but would be terribly inefficient to be polling for data. You'll also likely get a 429 before the day is over. So you take a look into the whole Socket.io and websockets in Javascript option. That too could work but you immediately feel like the elePHPant in the room not really sure how this Node.js stuff works. Every tutorial seems to be showing nothing but callback hell. No, you're definitely not comfortable doing that. So what if we could get it all done in PHP and finally have that reactive, realtime, dashboard experience we've always wanted and our customers keep asking for? In "It's All PHP, I Promise" we explore just that and all in PHP– OK, so there's a bit of JavaScript for the browser side of things... What You Will Learn If you've ever wanted to know how to: - Get started with asynchronous programming in PHP - See PHP steal the browser's dirty little secret of event loops - Wrap synchronous PHP code with Promise objects to achieve asynchronocity - Use queues in Laravel for more than parallel execution - Communicate with end-to-end, distributed, event messages - Run your own websocket server in PHP - Write a long-running process and manage it with supervisord ...then this the meetup should not disappoint. All topics will be presented at an entry level with no prior experience required. That said, if you take the time to read up on some of these packages then we can hit the ground running and demo more of the cool stuff. Experienced developers should still find plenty of nuggets to consider in their applications. We'll stick around for a bit to chat after too to keep the learning going. Recommended Reading Tutorials About Reactive Architecture (https://medium.com/async-php) Example Code (https://github.com/reactphp/react/tree/master/examples) ReactPHP Promise (https://github.com/reactphp/promise) ReactPHP EventLoop (https://github.com/reactphp/eventloop) ReactPHP Socket (https://github.com/reactphp/socket) ReactPHP Child-Process (https://github.com/reactphp/child-process) Ratchet Websockets (http://socketo.me) Nginx Websocket Proxying (https://github.com/nicokaiser/nginx-websocket-proxy) Javascript EventEmitter (https://github.com/Olical/EventEmitter) Supervisord Manual (http://supervisord.org/configuration.html#program-x-section-settings) Unashamed Plug Lonestar PHP 2017 is going to be the last year for this awesome conference. If you find this meetup interesting, then you are encouraged to attend the "RealtimeDashboards With Async PHP" workshop (http://lonestarphp.com/sessions/#realtime-dashboards-with-async-php) where we'll go in more depth with a hands-on tutorial and demonstration of practical production use-cases including AWS Lambdas. There's also lots of other great talks on PHP and Laravel so get your ticket! Get a Ticket for Lonestar PHP (http://lonestarphp.com) If you have any questions on Laravel, app development, or the technology industry in DFW, this is the place to be! We look forward to seeing you.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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  • Round Table Group Discussion - Questions, Projects, and More
    For the first event of the year we will be having a shared discussion about any questions you have about Laravel and discussing any projects or issues you'd like to talk about. We will split up into a few groups for some targeted time to discuss the details of what you are working on and need help with. As always, we appreciate Axxess for sponsoring free drinks and pizza for us! Be ready to talk about Laravel, meet a bunch of great people, and talk about ideas on how we can create a great application development environment and community here in DFW.

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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  • We Are Off for the Holidays!
    This event was canceled.
  • Docker For Web Artisans
    Introducing Docker to PHP/Laravel developers, explaining the difference between virtual machines and virtual containers and the advantages of each, Demonstrating how to get started with Docker using LaraDock As always, free food and drinks courtesy of our friends at Axxess. The gate code is 1903# @speakername Mahmoud Zalt @speakerimage http://s19.postimg.org/wffm0a9sj/zalt_code.png @speakercontact https://twitter.com/Mahmoud_Zalt

    Axxess

    16000 Dallas Parkway, Suite 700 · Dallas, TX

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