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This blog is a collection of tutorials, news and use cases for Tinkerwell.

Provisional classes in Tinkerwell

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This article is a guest post by Sam Ciaramilaro Tinkerwell is an amazing tool by Beyond Code. Like many who use it, I find it an invaluable tool in my development toolbox. But, soon after I began using Tinkerwell, I discovered a little hidden gem. Provisional classes Tinkerwell allows you to create…

How to set up the 1Password SSH agent for secure SSH connections

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Since we abandoned passwords to access web servers, SSH keys have been the primary way to connect to these servers. Simply generate a key pair, add the public key to the authorized_keys file of the server and you can connect. Unfortunately, many applications need to connect to these servers via your…

Wordpress plugin development with Tinkerwell

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This is a case study by Martin from smbcoach.ca. In this article about plugin development for Wordpress with Tinkerwell, we're using Tinkerwell to create a prototype of the plugin before we change the project itself. This helps us sketching out the plugin within minutes and understand the effort…

Laravel caches and all ways to clear them

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Laravel has different caches for different parts of your application and so there are multiple ways to clear the Laravel cache. Work smarter with Tinkerwell The must-have companion to your favorite IDE. Quickly run PHP code within the context of your web application without hitting the browser.…

How to check the Laravel version of your application

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Sometimes you need to know the exact version of your Laravel application. Luckily, there are multiple ways how to check the version and you can use the one that fits your needs in a specific situation. Work smarter with Tinkerwell The must-have companion to your favorite IDE. Quickly run PHP code…

The ultimate guide to php artisan tinker

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What is tinker? This post is dedicated to an underappreciated component of Laravel – the tinker command that you can run with php artisan tinker. The command is built into every Laravel application and you can use it to run code within the context of your application. Let's explore what this…

How to get the raw SQL query from the Laravel Query Builder

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Sometimes, you ask yourself how you can get the Laravel query builder to output its raw SQL query as a string. Luckily, there are multiple ways how to get this raw query. Using Laravel Eloquent methods The first method to get the query of an Eloquent call is by using the toSql() method. This method…

Testing Laravel emails with Tinkerwell and HELO

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There are many ways to test emails in Laravel applications. In this tutorial, we are using Tinkerwell to trigger the email and display the content in HELO to see how it looks in modern email clients. Configure HELO The configuration of HELO is straight forward. Simply set your mailer to SMTP on your…