Dennis Smink

Hi, I'm Dennis 👋

I'm a freelance developer that works with Laravel. Occasionally I write about Laravel & SaaS.

What I learned from managing a SaaS ploi.io - 3 years later

Nov 19, 2020 · 6 minutes read

So it's been almost 3 years now since I started ploi.io, and what a ride has it been. In this article I will share my experiences on this journey. What I encountered, partnerships, which tools I used and most importantly; what I learned from managing a SaaS.

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Creating An Arcade Game Machine - Part 1

Oct 27, 2020 · 1 minute read

Recently I came across an article about someone building his own Arcade Machine, I was stunned, it was so awesome to see. It completely brought me back to the 90's and the good old pixelated days.

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Laravel — Backup database to your Google Drive

Jun 4, 2020 · 4 minutes read

Backups are important, period. You will be needing these once your server or server provider suddenly dies. In this tutorial I will cover how to setup Google Drive backup, with Spatie’s backup package, Googles Flysystem and Laravel.

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Laravel Trait Make Command

Jun 4, 2020 · 1 minute read

I personally love Traits, exporting functions/logic that can be used by multiple classes is so awesome and clean. You get more standardized and readable code by using Traits. In this tutorial i’ll explain how to make an easy make:trait command so you can easily whip up traits.

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Laravel — Include your own helper functions

Jun 4, 2020 · 2 minutes read

Sometimes you might want to create a function that is available everywhere, this is where this tutorial comes in handy for you 👏

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