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Rebound: A Channel Authenticated Websocket Implementation

Introducing Rebound, a realtime channel authenticated web socket implementation. Inspired by Pusher and Laravel Echo, built on top of engine.io.

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Tutorial: Async Sub Processes and Realtime Updates in Laravel

In this tutorial I’m going to walk you through a feature I’m implementing on a new project which involves async actions and Realtime Updates in Laravel. The feature is generating a screenshot of a website when the user adds a website to the app (more info on the app coming soon).

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Laravel Echo Released!

Well, its been coming and now it’s here. Laravel Echo (no docs link yet). As predicted it’s a pretty neat realtime abstraction currently over the Pusher API (as it’s the easiest to manage authentication), but I think intended generally for any realtime communication mechanism and hopefully it will be in the future.

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Github Add Unlimited Private Repos for Paid Plans

As you can see here. Github are as of today offering unlimited private repos to all paid plans. This is a switch to a more friendly pricing model basing the price on the users involved rather than the repos in use. It’s a move I think will go down well with most users. But there are always edge cases (massive team working on 1 repo etc), let me know if this is good or bad for your team. Personally it works great for me, and I suspect with teams I work closely with.

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