Taylor Otwell, creator of the Laravel Framework

March 11, 2022, 1 p.m. (8 months, 3 weeks ago)
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[00:01:12] We start with Taylor explaining where Laravel came from.  


[00:03:32] Taylor tells us what Laravel 1.0 looks like and more about validations happening at the controller layer.


[00:07:18] After version 1 comes out, Jason asks Taylor if he’s still at the trucking company and what the reception was like in the community.


[00:11:16] We learn how the transition went for Taylor from working at UserScape and making Laravel his full-time job. 


[00:13:44] Taylor explains how he split his time between working on Forge and working on the framework itself.


[00:15:13] Jason asks how the whole Rails framework on Lambda came about and what some of the technical challenges were.


[00:17:02] We find out how Taylor makes code so appealing. 


[00:18:47] Jason brings up how there are a lot of first party packages in Laravel and asks Taylor if this blossomed over the years or if he realized he wanted all these things just baked into the framework.


[00:23:39] Chris likes how Forge came out Taylor building his own stuff, and Taylor explains how the Ruby and JavaScript communities have such a wider variety of talented programmers.

 

[00:26:09] We find out about what led Taylor into building Forge, Envoyer, Laravel Spark, Laravel Cashier, and Laravel Nova.


[00:28:21] Find out what Taylor’s favorite Laravel package is.


[00:30:11] Taylor gives us examples of how Rails has influenced Laravel. 


[00:32:04] Chris wonders is Taylor was familiar with a lot of stuff when he started Laravel or if there’s was a lot of learning along the way.


[00:36:45] Jason asks Taylor about Laravel Mix, a wrapper around Webpack, and he explains how front-end development in the Laravel world and Rails world is in a period of exploration.


[00:42:57] Find out about the Laravel Documentary that just came out! 


[00:45:01] What’s next for Laravel?


[00:47:43] If you want to try Laravel, find out the easiest way to get started, and Taylor tells us how starting his own business has been and the challenges.


[00:53:45] Find out where you can follow Taylor online.



Panelists:

Jason Charnes

Chris Oliver

Andrew Mason



Guest:

Taylor Otwell



Sponsor:

Hook Relay



Links:

Ruby Radar Newsletter

Ruby Radar Twitter

Taylor Otwell Twitter

Taylor Otwell LinkedIn

Taylor Otwell GitHub

Laravel

UserScape

LaraCon

Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson and Matthew Linderman

Laravel Mix

Vue.js Documentary (YouTube)

Laravel Sail

Laravel Origins: The Documentary (OfferZen)

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