Povilas Korop has started a new site sharing daily Laravel Tips that he discovers while using the framework. The site started last month and so far he has been doing a great job in keeping with the daily schedule. Which is hard to do.
I was able to ask Povilas a few questions about the site and what follows is a the question and answers:
What made you decide to start this?
I started this more like a diary to myself (and maybe others) – whenever I find something new about Laravel or try new shortcut/trick, I write it as a small blog post. Also I’d like to have a reference for myself to get back to, when I encounter some problems which aren’t clearly described in documentation – although that problem became much less with new improved docs.
I’ve found writing about my experiences learning things invaluable. It not only creates a written record that you can refer back to, but helps others, and makes you a better a writer. Have you seen any tangible benefit to writing daily tips yet?
You’re absolutely right, writing is a great way of getting experience – like teaching others as you learn. I’ve done it already for a long time – been an active blogger in my native Lithuanian language, but now trying to “expand abroad”, focusing on my favorite Laravel. Another interesting and a little unexpected, benefit is raising some discussions – for some of my tips people comment with tips on top of that tip – or a better way of solving it.
How long does it typically take you write these posts?
Short tips are really quick to write – typically, half-hour is enough. Unless it’s longer lessons like this: http://laraveldaily.com/how-to-customize-error-messages-in-request-validation/ – then it’s more like couple hours.
I’d like to thank Povilas for sharing his findings through Laravel Daily and for agreeing to this short interview.