Tag: Laravel

Portada: RSS reading app with Laravel 5

A few weeks ago, along with Pablo Massa, we launched Portada, a web app to read news from multiple sources. The Problem The problem we were trying to solve is that local news sites are mostly hard to read, hard to skim through and cluttered with ads. Also, it would be cool to have all news sources in a timeline fashion. Although you could certainly achieve this last feature using a regular feed reader. Our Solution So after a few iterations and proof of concepts, we put together a few components that make the whole app: a Laravel 5 backend for administering news and news sources, a spider […]

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Set friendly names for validation attributes in Laravel 4

I just lost half an hour on this, so I figured I’d help you save some precious time. Every search on Google returned info on how to specify custom messages, which is nicely documented, but there’s currently nothing about friendly names on attributes on the docs. After searching on Google, roaming through Laravel’s code and trying almost everything, I got to this comment on GitHub. You may call setAttributeNames on a Validator instance now. So, for example’s sake:

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