Chris Morrell

Chris Morrell

Father of two. Mostly talking about PHP/Laravel/React on Twitter. He/him.

Appears in 13 Episodes

Cache everything w/ Ian Landsman

As the saying goes: "There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things." So in today's episode we dig into all the ways Ian is t...

Handling complicated view logic w/ Skyler Katz & Bogdan Kharchenko

Complex view logic can be hard to get right—particularly in server-rendered templates like Blade. We recently had to decide just how much a Laravel Blade component sho...

Modular Laravel Apps w/ Mateus Guimarães

When applications grow—in scope, sheer lines of code, or the number of team members—how you organize things starts to matter a whole lot more. In today's episode, we t...

Building Forms (and Catalyst) w/ Adam Wathan

It's been said that web development is 99% forms and tables. Today we talk with Adam Wathan about all the decisions that go into creating a great form builder API. Ada...

Static site generators & personal websites w/ Aaron Francis

We all use our personal websites as an excuse for trying something new or over engineering what's usually a simple, low traffic site. In today's episode, Chris and Aar...

Perfecting lifecycle hooks w/ Caleb Porzio

In today's episode, Chris and Caleb sit down and try to imagine what the perfect "hook" implementation might look like. Laravel, Livewire, and the upcoming Verbs packa...

Verbs vacation (part 1?) w/ Daniel Coulbourne

And now for something completely different… In this episode, Chris and Daniel sit down to talk about a new event sourcing package they're working on called Verbs.

Customizing outgoing email

Most teams have encountered this basic scenario:Your application sends out a periodic report to a specific person in the company. Then, at some later point, either ano...

What about event sourcing?

In this episode we indulge in the purest form of Over Engineering—a 90 minute discussion of a completely different application paradigm/architecture. Our team has used...

The dreaded status column w/ Daniel Coulbourne + Cheyne Rood

Over Engineered is all about those things that bug you but you never get a chance to "solve." Today's episode is about the dreaded "status" column.This is another topi...

Referencing specific database records in your code

Season 1 continues with a discussion of how to deal with special database records that need to be referenced directly in code.We've all been there before: you've got a...

Over-engineering migrations even more w/ Tim MacDonald!

In the second episode of the podcast we talk with Tim MacDonald about a few other approaches to how you might manage other operations that happen before/during/after a...

The line between migration and…?

In the first episode of the podcast we explore the boundary between database migrations and other operations that need to happen when the database is being migrated. H...

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