Laravel UK

The most exciting coding group in the UK

6 Months Old And Other Thoughts

Happy half year LaravelUK - we were 6 months old last week!

Its been quite a ride, and our amazing community has grown way past 280 members now (thats about 250 more than originally predicted!). We have nearly 450 following the official Twitter, and have sent around 120,000 messages inside the Slack group.

But it isn't just these numbers that make it great, its the people that make it a special place to be. I feel like I have known many of the guys for years already and that good friendships are developing, and most of us haven't even met in person yet.

Over the last 6 months, we've had live reporting from London Laravel and Vue meetups, and even ... Read more

Artisans Welcome!

Laravel UK is the community I wish I had come across when I just started out as a developer and most especially when I started trying out Laravel. In spite of my years of experience, I am happy to be a part of this community which started off during the last Laracon Online Conference which held on March 8th 2017.

If you are experienced or you are just starting out your development career or you just fancy hanging out with cool and helpful bunch of smart people, Laravel UK is it. Check us out on Twitter or join our Slack Group

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Am I The Average Of The Whole Community?

AM I THE AVERAGE OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY? “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn I remember reading the above quote several years ago from Jom Rohn, a motivational speaker and self-help guru. I remember relating it to other people rather than myself. ... Read more

Laravel London - September 2017

On Tuesday evening, the largest throng of UK Artisans yet to meet at Laravel London came together at the dizzying heights of Energy Aspects' office on the 32nd Floor of 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf. It's been quite a while since the last Laravel London and it seemed like everyone was chomping at t... Read more

Laravel on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!

Before we were introduced to "Bash on Ubuntu on Windows" - the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows was still a viable Operating System for PHP development. Using combinations of Git Bash, Homestead, Vagrant, Docker and other tools to circumvent the fact it's not Unix like. Essential tools... Read more

Welcome To Laravel UK

Welcome to the new LaravelUK website folks. Due to the huge growth of the Slack group, it seemed like we needed to evolve and expand, so with the help of some prominent community members that joined in the early days, our new baby has been born. Special thanks to the amazing @stevepop for his work h... Read more

Writing Your First Laravel Package!

Laravel is an elegant and powerful framework that give you the tools you need to build your PHP applications. There are sometimes however, when you need specific functionality which you cannot get out of the box or where you have to solve a problem while implementing a feature common across a numb... Read more

The Essense of Community!

If there is one thing that attracts many people to Laravel, it's more about the community than the framework itself. Laravel UK is one of such community. It is a place where you have people with varying degrees of expertise. Unlike some communities where some people are ridiculed when they ask some ... Read more