The Unchained Developer- Free Your Workflow and Become Device Agnostic

May 4, 2020

Back in 2011, I was getting frustrated with my aging development machine. It could barely keep up with me, though I resisted getting a new machine because it can be so frustratingly time-consuming to set up a new machine. As I pondered what to do a thought struck me, “you are a WEB developer Ben….

How to use custom pivot tables in Laravel 6.x

November 18, 2019

Have you run into this before? Your app’s database table structure is predefined and unalterable. There are lookup tables (called pivot table in Laravel) that create many to many relationships between tables using YOUR naming convention. It makes sense in the context of your application, but you quickly find out that Laravel’s relationship defaults do

How to extract a single table from a MySQL sql file

June 18, 2019

Ever received a large MySQL dump file and only needed one table out of it? I ran across just this issue. The full database took significant time to import and I only needed a small subsection of the DB, just one single table. Rather than waiting for it all to import, I pulled together a