Google Summer of Code 2018

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that matches students up with open source, free software and technology-related organizations to write code and get paid to do it. For GSoC 2018 I was honored to work with Processing Foundation on an open source project. Google Summer of Code 2018 ran from May 14 […]

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Reflections on 2017

Today is the first day of 2018. I wanted to sit down and write about what happened to me in 2017 and what is on the horizon for me in 2018. Here’s a short version of what life brought me in 2017: Got accepted to MSTI(Master’s of Science in Technology Innovation) at GIX(Global Innovation Exchange) […]

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Laravel: my first framework. Chapter 1 – Meeting Laravel

The following content is the first chapter of my new e-book titled “Laravel: my first framework“. This writing is copyright by Maksim Surguy. Unauthorized copy and distribution of this material is prohibited. Chapter 1. Meeting Laravel This chapter covers: An introduction to Laravel 4 PHP framework History of Laravel framework Advantages of using Laravel Developing a […]

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In-place Pagination using Backbone.js and Laravel (shop tutorial #4)

This tutorial is one more addition to my “Building a shop with Laravel” tutorial series. In the previous tutorial, I showed you how to implement very nice “Smart search” feature using Selectize.js plugin to make user experience a bit nicer: https://maxoffsky.com/code-blog/laravel-shop-tutorial-3-implementing-smart-search/ When I develop web applications, I care a lot about the user experience and […]

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Releasing new website for Laravel developers – Laravel-Tricks.com

I am happy to announce the immediate release of a new project that my friend (@stidges) and I have been working on for the past 3 weeks: http://www.laravel-tricks.com UPDATE: You can also get the source of the website here: maxoffsky.com/maxoffsky-blog/announcing-release-laravel-tricks-com-source/ Laravel-tricks.com is a website that features tips and tricks on using Laravel framework that developers […]

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