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Laravel routes in your Javascript files

While I was at Laracon this year, a problem I have been having for a long while was brought up. The problem is simply that I cannot use route names in Javascript (or specifically Vue) files. I would prefer to use route names so that I did not have to make any changes should a URI need to change in the future. This is the same reason we use the route() helper in our backend code. So I finally decided to tackle this in between some talks and I found a relatively simple way to do this.

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When to Use a Low-code or No-code Application Development Platform

You may have heard of some of the “low-code” or “no-code” application development platforms on the market. These systems enable companies to rapidly develop rich, database-enabled applications without writing much code – or in some cases without any code at all. This may sound too good to be true; after all, software engineering tends to be time-consuming and expensive. What can these platforms do, and what are they truly good for?

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The Software Dilemma: Why → Who → What → How

We often get requests from folks to “build me…” and a document with a list of features and a request that we use “Vue with a restful JSON API on a Laravel platform....”. From a short-term revenue perspective this is great; if they have budget we can build almost anything and the software will be wonderful.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Research and Planning for a Hollywood Client

One of my favorite things is working with a new client. I get to learn a lot, meet a lot of great people, and make sure their project starts out on the right track. This week we kicked off a new client of ours – a successful small business in the movie industry in Hollywood, California. Travis and I (that’s the two folks in the above photo, at right) and our client (the two people at left) spent two intense days of project discovery, research and planning work (and good lunches nearby – yum!).

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5 Critical Steps to Avoid API Integration Failure

API integration projects can be risky (and stressful), but they are a necessary evil if you want your web app to integrate seamlessly with other tools and services. Recently we discussed how web developers and their clients can keep API projects on track, but today we want to share some of the things developers and clients can do before beginning an API integration project to ensure its ultimate success.

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Welcome Liat Kadosh-Zamir!

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Liat! Liat has a diverse background in account management, project management, and product management with a focus on planning, implementation, and risk mitigation. Working from our Toronto office, Liat provides ongoing support to our customers, helping to ensure that their experience is both satisfying and positive.

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Emerson Media Becomes SiteRocket Labs

As you may have noticed, we recently renamed Emerson Media to SiteRocket Labs. Before I tell you why, I’ll tell you what is not changing: Our great clients, great work, amazing category, and commitment to doing the right thing for our clients. In other words, we are doing the same great work today as we did last month.

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Howdy Pardner: Welcome Chip Terry!

As this business has grown over the last 10 years, I’ve faced the (enviable) challenge of how to manage a business that’s growing quickly, while still maintaining quality and the personal touch with clients. As we ballooned to over 12 category and many more contractors, I became the blockage on way too many things. I needed a partner.

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