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January 9, 2022

Creating a "what's hot" Reddit algorithm with Laravel

This is a small guide on how to implement a Reddit-style "what's hot" algorithm with Laravel Frameowrk. There are two primary benefits to using a "what's hot" algorithm. It gives newer posts a chance. The problem with many "most popular" pages is that...


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September 7, 2021

Refactoring to whereRelation method

Previously in Laravel when you wanted to get a relation and include an extra complex condition you had to do it with the whereHas method in the following way: Recently DarkGhostHunter...


September 2, 2021

Avoiding the N+1 problem in Laravel

Let's do some piggybacking on our code from Tip #1. Note how we fetch the User model for a given participant in the average function. This is highly problematic, because we're doing an additional...


August 31, 2021

Refactoring to Laravel Collections

How you can avoid loops by using collections. It sounds great from the beginning but you need to practice it in order to be able to use it in your own projects.. Imagine you are developing a web...