Matt Stauffer

Matt Stauffer

CEO Tighten, where we write Laravel and more w/some of the best devs alive. "Worst twerker ever, best Dad ever" –My daughter

Appears in 96 Episodes

Laravel 11, Reverb, Herd Windows/Pro, & Other Laracon EU Recap

In this episode of the Laravel Podcast, we are diving into the highlights of Laracon EU including the unveiling of Laravel 11 and the introduction of Laravel Reverb. T...

Hiring at Laravel, Laracons & Laravel Lives, and Typesense

In this episode of the Laravel Podcast, we talk about the recent announcement of hiring a new head of engineering at Laravel and the impact it will have on the future ...

Cashier vs. Spark, Pest vs. PHPUnit, and How We Manage Remote Teams

In this episode of the Laravel Podcast we are packing it in! We're diving into the freshest drops, like FrankenPHP, Cashier Quickstarts, and the buzz about the upcomin...

How Taylor Otwell Came Up With Products That Have Earned Him Millions

In this episode of the Laravel Podcast, we revisit a Laravel Snippet from 2019 in which Taylor talks about how he comes up with ideas for products.We also cover how to...

Laravel Pulse, First Party Packages, & the Future of Laravel

In this episode, we're unwrapping the highlights from Laracon AU, with a special focus on Laravel Pulse leading our discussion. Taylor takes the reins to guide us thro...

Matt & Taylor’s Preferred Tech Stacks for New Laravel Apps

In this jam-packed episode, we dive deep into the world of app development, exploring the essential choices and tools that shape a successful project from start to fin...

A Day in the Life of Taylor Otwell, Managing a Remote Team, Productivity, Regrets, & Marriage

You asked, we answered! In this episode we are addressing your questions! Join us as we explore a typical day in Taylor’s life at Laravel, share insights on remote tea...

Volt Breeze, Testing, Traits, & Inheritance

Join us in this episode as we discuss the new Livewire + Volt Functional API stack for Breeze and its capabilities. We also demystify essential testing best practices ...

Screencasting, Livewire Breeze, Hosting Options, Envoyer, & Pull Requests

New Laravel features are making deployment easier than ever! In our second episode of season six, we explore various topics, screencasting.com by Aaron Francis, the Li...

Welcome back Taylor! Laravel 11, Folio/Volt, PHP, and Final Classes

In our first episode of season six, we welcome back Taylor Otwell as a co-host and talk about all the exciting developments in the world of Laravel. In this episode, w...

League CSV (and URI & Period), with Ignace Nyamagana Butera

In this episode we talk with Ignace Nyamagana Butera, a Software Developer, about the PHP League packages that he's created: League CSV, League URI and League Period, ...

Pest, with Nuno Maduro

In this episode we talk with Nuno Maduro about the PHP testing framework Pest, a PHP testing framework that focuses on bringing you a more simplified, fluent, and powe...

Spatie's Laravel-Backup, with Freek Van der Herten

In this episode we talk with Freek Van der Herten about Spatie's Laravel package Laravel-Backup, which can make a backup of your application to any external storage de...

Socialite, Scout & Sail, with Taylor Otwell

In this episode we talk with Taylor Otwell about the first-party Laravel packages Socialite, Scout, and Sail. Socialite is a tool for authenticating users with other l...

Bouncer, with Joseph Silber

In this episode we talk with Joseph Silber about the third-party Laravel package Bouncer, an authorization package which allows the user to quickly create and manage r...

Cashier, with Dries Vints

In this episode we talk with Dries Vints about the first-party Laravel package Cashier, which provides an easy, fluent interface to Stripe's subscription billing servi...

Sanctum & Passport, with Taylor Otwell

In this episode, we talk with Taylor Otwell about the first-party Laravel auth packages Passport and Sanctum. We discuss the history of how they came to be, their diff...

Laravel Debugbar, with Barry vd. Heuvel

In this episode, we talk with Barry vd. Heuvel, creator of Laravel Debugbar. A package provides an overview that allows you to quickly & easily see what’s going on ins...

Laravel Excel, with Spartner's Arne Schoenmakers & Patrick Brouwers

In this episode, Arne Schoenmakers and Patrick Brouwers talk about Spartner’s popular package, Laravel excel. It is a supercharged, simple way to export and import pow...

Fortify, Breeze, Jetstream, & Spark, with Taylor Otwell

In the first episode of season 5, Taylor Otwell joins us to talk about the packages Fortify, Breeze, Jetstream, and Spark. We discuss the differences between each one ...

The Laravel Podcast, Season 5

The Laravel Podcast brings you Laravel and PHP development news and discussion. Season 5 consists of Matt Stauffer interviewing the creators of the most popular packag...

Packages, with Freek Van der Herten & Marcel Pociot

We all use third party packages in our Laravel applications, and even Laravel itself is composed of packages. But how do they work? How do you pick the best packages? ...

Upgrading, with Jason McCreary

As much as we all wish our apps would just run forever, in reality, they need some tender love and care in order to keep running smoothly and safely. That means we nee...

Deploying & Servers, with Chris Fidao

One of the most common questions that the Laravel docs just can't answer for you is "How and where do I deploy my Laravel app?" There are a ton of options, but a few r...

Queues, with Mohamed Said

Some times events, jobs, and queues can feel a bit overwhelming, and sometimes they can feel so simple it feels like you're doing it wrong.Mohamed Said is not just the...

Security, with Rizqi Djamaluddin

It's every application developer's nightmare: your app gets hacked and everyone's private data is out in the open, and it's your fault.Thankfully, Laravel and the tool...

Helpers & Collections, with Jacob Baker-Kretzmar

Laravel's Collections were popularized by Adam Wathan's book "Refactoring to Collections", but if you haven't read the book you may be left wondering exactly what they...

Mail and Notifications, with Wilbur Powery

Laravel has two primary notification systems: Mail and Notifications. What do each do? How do you use them? When should you use one or the other? Active community memb...

APIs, with Jess Archer

We all interact with APIs, even if we don't write them, right? The APIs that power our mobile apps, the APIs we use in our code. But Jess Archer wants you to know ther...

Storage, with Frank de Jonge

Laravel offers two systems for accessing the filesystem: the File facade and the Storage facade. The Storage facade wraps a package called "Flysystem", and in this epi...

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