Blogs about Laravel

CodeIgniter vs. Laravel

Published on the 8th March, 2016

It's not always easy to give a definite winner with these sorts of comparisons, as depends what your requirements and preferences are. So, here are a few areas worth thinking about when weighing up CodeIgniter against Laravel. Speed to learn CodeIgniter is incredibly quick to learn; mainly because it's so easy to set up. You can just download the CodeIgniter package, unzip it to your WAMP or MAMP web root, and you're good to go. I think one of the main reasons CodeIgniter grew in popularity so...

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Getting Laravel Homestead to work with larger file uploads

Published on the 12th January, 2015

I've been working on a Laravel project which uses relatively large file uploads (about 30MB - 120MB). My development environment is Laravel Homestead - a great, pre-packaged Vagrant box for Laravel development. If you haven't heard of this I highly recommend you check it out - it's a great way to get up and running with Laravel, but it doesn't seem to play well for larger file uploads through forms (over about 5MB). My forms were either hanging or returning an nginx 'too large' error. Here are ...

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