UUIDs in Laravel/Lumen applications with eloquent

Laravel

Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) is a 128-bit string used to uniquely identify objects/resources in computer systems. It also termed as Global Unique Identifier (GUID). The probability of duplicated UUID not zero, but close enough to be zero, to be negligible. We can use UUIDs in Laravel as primary key of records in our database.

Data Encryption with Eloquent – Laravel

Data Encryption

Few weeks back, one of my client asked me about the possibility of data encryption of his customers data, stored in database. It would be unusable, even if someone got the dump of those data. But those data should be usable and readable in his existing applications. My client has app built on built on […]

LDAP Authentication in Laravel Application

Laravel

LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is a lightweight client-server protocol for accessing directory services. A directory is similar to database but contains more descriptive and attribute -based information. It is a hierarchical database where data is stored in tree like structure, where leaf node holds the actual data. Microsoft Active Directory, Oracle […]

Custom Artisan command: Create one

Custom Artisan Command in Laravel

Artisan is the command-line interface included with Laravel, driven by Symfony Console component. It provides an awesome set of useful and most often used commands to help in app development with Laravel. But it includes the common and widely used command set only, that sometime might not be enough for our app development. For such […]

Install PHP on IIS Windows Server – Web Platform Installer

PHP

Install PHP in IIS WIndows Server with Microsoft Web Platform Installer to run PHP applications. PHP is the popular server-side programming language to build websites and web applications. Most of the web hosts supports PHP and has good collection of libraries to cut the development time. But it is not supported by IIS out-of-the-box. Why […]

Oracle Instant Client setup in Ubuntu

Oracle Instant Client in Ubuntu

Setup Oracle Instant Client in Ubuntu machine for connection to oracle database PHP oci8 extension