Amitav Roy

Blog on web and travel

5 Reasons why you should use Tailwind and what's new with version 2.0

Posted on 23rd November, 2020

Tailwind CSS framework just came out with a new version. It has a lot of few features which makes it a very strong tool for any developer. Let's look at some of those interesting new features. And, while doing that I will try to explain you how using Tailwind can really help you in your development workflow.

Next JS and the new Image component

Posted on 1st November, 2020

The image tag has been with us since the beginning of HTML. I am sure, stats can prove that it is one of the most used tag cross web. There is a famous saying that “A picture is worth a thousand word”. And the world wide web is full of images. However, not much was done to the image tag from what it was 10 years back right? According to Next JS, 50% of total bytes on the web is taken by Images only.

Adonis JS - In search of a good Node framework

Posted on 23rd October, 2020

In search for a good framework in Node, I have been huting for quite some time now. Have worked with quite a few popular minimalistic frameworks, however I always felt I wanted something more from them. And, hence I was looking for something similar to Laravel - a framework that I love. And, then I found Adonis.

Trying out Microsoft Windows WSL 2 and a quick review

Posted on 18th July, 2020

Some time back, I saw a Tweet which caught my attention – Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 2. Now, Microsoft has been investing a lot in open source recently and Visual Studio Code is one big example of that along with GitHub. And, when I looked at two keywords in one tweet “Windows” and “Linux”, it caught my attention. After reading about the new feature WSL 2, it forced me to try out Windows as my development machine. In this article, I will try to share my experience on trying out Microsoft Windows again after using Linux and Mac for almost 4 to 5 years now as my primary development machine.

Laravel Livewire and the new File upload feature

Posted on 12th June, 2020

Laravel Livewire is a new package developed by Caleb Porzio which really changes the approach of how you do front end development. It is a composer package which allows you to create components in PHP which are reactive as well similar to Vue or React. The entire component code is inside PHP and blade files but you get a feeling of and SPA. Initially, everything will look very magical as you are writing only PHP code but getting JavaScript behaviour.

Working with webhooks using the spatie package in Laravel

Posted on 24th June, 2019

Webhooks are a great way to communicate with different applications. For example, Payment platforms like Stripe or Paypal will allow you to receive data for transactions through webhooks.

Similarly, you may also have applications which need to send certain information from your Laravel application to some other application and that's where this wonderful package can be very handy.

Why using a text editor can be a good practice during development

Posted on 10th December, 2017

Working with IDEs can for sure speed up our development, but using Text Editors for sure has some advantages which help us in long-term. They not only help us understand the code much better but also helps us develop some good habits of coding. In this blog post, I will share my experience on how I gained a lot of inside knowledge while I was using Sublime text as my text editor during development instead of any powerful IDE.