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How to Validate Email Addresses using Laravel Mailbox Layer

Introduction

Data integrity and validation are important aspects of web development and data collection. It’s always important that we (as web developers) validate data before we store in the database. As an example, imagine that you’re building a form for a new website that visitors can use to subscribe to your new email newsletter. I’m sure that you’d want to make sure that anyone submitting the form was using a valid email address and not trying to add any spam addresses.

Sure, there are things that you could do to verify that email, such as sending out a confirmation email for the visitor to confirm that they actually want to subscribe. But you might want to actually validate that the email exists before you even attempt to send that confirmation email. …


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Introduction

No matter if you’re brand new to Laravel or have been using it for years, there’s always something new to learn. The framework and its ecosystem are constantly evolving and growing to improve the overall developer experience. So, it can be quite important to keep up to date with the latest changes so that you don’t fall behind.

It’s also likely that you’ve run into a coding problem once or twice and needed to reach out to people online for a bit of advice and help. Let’s be honest, as developers we spend quite a lot of time searching online on a daily basis looking things up. …


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Introduction

It’s estimated that 40% of people will leave a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load! So, it’s incredibly important from a business standpoint to make sure that you stay under that 3 second threshold.

Therefore, whenever I write any code for my new Laravel projects, I try to make sure to optimise the code as much as I can within my given time and cost constraints. If I ever work on any existing projects, I also try to use these techniques to update any slow running code to improve the overall experience for the users.

Below are some of the techniques that I use (or suggest to other developers) to get some quick performance improvements for mine and my clients’ Laravel websites and applications. …


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Should I use WordPress for My Website? — Ash Allen Design

Introduction

WordPress is a platform and CMS (content management system) that you can use to build and manage your website. It’s actually used to power a large number of websites around the world. In fact, you probably visit quite a few WordPress websites on a daily basis without realising. It flaunts that it’s the “world’s most popular website builder” and powers 38% of websites. Those are some seriously impressive numbers!

About

Ash Allen

I’m a Laravel web developer based in the UK. I specialise in building websites and systems for small businesses to help them grow and increase their sales.

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