Quick Tip: Develop Laravel 5 Packages the Laravel 4 Way


Quick Tip: Develop Laravel 5 Packages the Laravel 4 Way
Laravel 5 is out, and you may have noticed that the old package development procedure has changed . In this quick tip we will see how we can bring the joy of package development as it was before Laravel 5 to the latest release.

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Malware hides behind JavaScript, PNGs to bypass browser security: 
A newly discovered cross-site scripting attack uses a sly variant on an existing hack to deliver malware in a way that’s so heavily obfuscated, even experts didn’t notice it at first.
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Forrester: HTML5 apps still not as good as native apps: 
The fact that no two mobile devices have the same screen size is one of mobile’s big advantages — and one of its drawbacks.
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PHP The Right Way: The Book: 
PTRW is a community effort, a website built entirely around spreading best up-to-date PHP practices. It’s far from exhaustive – instead, it tries to bullet-list the things you should pay attention to, and links to quality resources where one can learn more about the various aspects it covers.
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Creating a Slide Show Plugin With AngularJS: 
Gone are the days when you used to write hundreds of lines of jQuery to create a custom image slider! It’s time to go Angular and achieve the same goal with smaller, simpler code. This tutorial will show how to create a slide show plugin with AngularJS.
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What’s New with in Azure Storage incl the Import Export Service CORS JSON Read from Secondary: 
Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Jai Haridas, Principal Development Manager and at Microsoft OpenTech and Aung Oo Principal Program Manager Lead.
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Point-of-sale Malware Infections on the Rise, Researchers Warn:
Researchers from Arbor Networks and IntelCrawler identify new attacks using malware designed for point-of-sale systems
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Two arrested in Germany for hacking computers they used to generate bitcoins:
The suspects used malware to build a botnet, German police said
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Republicans: HealthCare.gov shows government incompetence:
Critics of the website point to its rollout as a reason to question large government programs
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Writing a Cross-Platform Presentation Layer with MVVM:
By leveraging MVVM, some other common design patterns, and a few tricks, you can write a cross-platform presentation layer that will work on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, as Brent Edwards explains.
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Hashing Passwords with the PHP 5.5 Password Hashing API:
Using bcrypt is the currently accepted best practice for hashing passwords, but a large number of developers still use older and weaker algorithms like MD5 and SHA1. Some developers don’t even use a salt while hashing. The new hashing API in PHP 5.5 aims to draw attention towards bcrypt while hiding its complexity. In this article I’ll cover the basics of using PHP’s new hashing API.
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Examples of Mobile Design Pattern: Part 2
In the first article of this mini-series dedicated to Mobile Design Patterns, Annarita Tranfici gave a brief overview of what they are and the importance of their implementation in any well designed mobile application. In this new article she takes a look at user invitations and underline the importance of suggestions and feedback for users who interact with a mobile application.
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Erich Gamma introduces us to Visual Studio Online integrated with the Windows Azure Porta:
Scott talks to Erich Gamma about how a rich JavaScript-based editor codenamed “Monaco” integrates with Windows Azure and Visual Studio Online
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Microsoft Provides a New Unified Registration for App Developers: 
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Productivity Gains Are Driving Enterprise Mobile Adoption, Says IBM: 
90 percent of companies surveyed plan to maintain or increase mobile spending.
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Becoming a PHP Professional: The Missing Link: 
Professionals are those who have given good parts of their lives to many projects. They’ve deployed commercial applications in most if not all frameworks, they’ve used different databases with PHP efficiently, they visited and/or talked at conferences…
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How to Maintain Image Aspect Ratios in Responsive Web Design: 
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Regular Expressions Explained: 
Regular expressions are extremely powerful search patterns which can be used for string matching and replacement. They’re supported in the majority of languages including JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Java, C#, Python and Ruby.
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Localizing JavaScript Strings in a PHP MVC Framework: 
There are actually several methods to localize Javascript strings in a PHP environment. Technically speaking it is possible to duplicate your Javascript file, naming it after the target language, and loading the needed version each time the user selects a new language on site. But this surely represents a method that one could hardly call good practice, even though it would ‘work’
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Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013: 
Robert is joined by Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, who showcases the Productivity Power Tools 2013 for Visual Studio 2013. This extension pack provides powerful tools for improved developer productivity.
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