PHP_CodeSniffer (PHPCS) is a tool that validates your code against a set of predefined standards and ensures that such standards are maintained across the team. This tutorial will walk you through automating those validations during development by setting up PHPCS on Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and PHPStorm.
Completing this tutorial requires the following prerequisites:
Installing PHP Code Sniffer
All of the editors below require PHPCS to be pre-installed, and since we plan to use it across projects, we will install it globally with the following command:
$ composer global require "squizlabs/php_codesniffer=*"
You can check your installation with:
Note: If you get an error similar to
command not found, …
Laravel provides a queue interface to help you defer long-running tasks such as sending emails/SMS, file processing, etc. As much as you try to avoid it, your queue will fail sometimes and because these failures are ignored by default, you need a way to be notified. In this article, we will explore how to send a Slack notification each time a queue fails.
Before Laravel 5.8.x, the Slack notification channel was pre-packaged into the framework. If your Laravel version is < 5.8.0, feel free to skip the installation (although you should look into upgrading as Laravel is currently on version 6.0). From Laravel 5.8.x and above, the Slack notification channel is packaged separately from the framework so we have to import it via:
$ composer require laravel/slack-notification-channel
Next, update your
.env file to include your Slack webhook URL …
Queues are ways in which we enable our application to listen and act based on predefined events. They allow us to delay tasks that would otherwise interfere with the user experience or our application’s performance.
What are we Building?
In this tutorial, we will be creating an application that utilizes Laravel queues to send our users “Happy Birthday” messages on their birthday. We will create a command that fetches all users whose birthdays are today, and sends them to the queue to be processed.
Setting Up our Application
As our application is Laravel-based, we will create a new Laravel application. If you're not …