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Alex Garrett-Smith

Hey, I'm Alex. I teach with practical screencasts over on codecourse.com, and I love cats.

Laravel Websockets with Nuxt

Setting up Websockets with a separate API and client can be pretty tricky. By the end of this article, you'll be able to listen for realtime events fired from your

Laravel Authentication: UI vs Jetstream vs Fortify vs Breeze

In this article, I want to outline as simply as possible the differences between four first-party Laravel packages – UI, Jetstream, Fortify and Breeze. All, to some extent, help you scaffold

How to change the host and port of your Nuxt apps

For whatever reason (usually CORS), you'll need to change the host and port of your local Nuxt development server at some point. How to do itAdd the following to your

Tailwind in Vue CLI

Need to get Tailwind set up with a Vue CLI-built project? Here's a handy step by step guide. We'll start with the basics and then go into some really important

Laravel Websockets on Forge (The Complete Guide)

The popular Laravel Websockets package makes it really easy to get realtime functionality working on your Laravel projects, but what happens when it's time to deploy? If you're using Forge,

Accessing authenticated user details with JavaScript in Laravel

If you're using Vue/Alpine or any other JavaScript in your Laravel projects, chances are at some point you'll need to grab authenticated user information. Take this snippet as an

Computed properties in Alpine.js

If you're using Alpine.js and also use a framework like Vue.js, you're probably missing computed properties right now. Up until recently, I'd been achieving things I wanted computed