Composer: use private repositories from GitHub

Unfortunately not all your packages can be open source. Some companies don’t join the “open source train” while other packages must remain private for other reasons. These packages can be used in several projects and it would be lovely to use it just like any other package. Off course you use the private version of packagist but that’s a bit expensive (starting at 49 euro per month) and just isn’t necessary.

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Laravel 5 quick-tip: Get the HTML and Form builder back

In Laravel 5 the HTML and Form builder got removed because it shouldn’t be in the core of the framework. I can see their point there, but if you are upgrading your project it would be a lot of work to change all those calls. So I want to get the HTML and form builder back. The Laravel Collective maintains (and improve) packages which are removed from Laravel. The HTML and Form package from them is preferred over the illuminate/html package, because it’s better maintained. So let’s add their package to our Laravel installation.

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Laravel 5 quick-tip: Change the public directory

Currently I’m converting my Laravel 4 application to Laravel 5. When finding tricks or goofs I will post it to this blog.

One of the first thing I’m doing after installing Laravel is changing the public directory. In Laravel 4 it was pretty straight forward, just edit the bootstrap/paths.php. Unfortunately in Laravel 5 it’s a bit more tricky, but not that hard either.

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