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25th of January 2020
How to Submit a Non-trivial PR to a Laravel Package

If you want to contribute to a Laravel package with a PR, sometimes the Github interface is enough. You change one or two files there and submit your small PR. But more often than not, when your PR is more than a quick fix, you'll need to do this right. You'll need to test your work, before you submit the PR. To do that, you'll want to install the package on your computer, make the changes, test y...

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16th of October 2019
How to Add Impersonate Functionality to Your Backpack v4 Admin Panel

Sometimes it's useful for the admin to see everything from the user's perspective. To see exactly what he sees. With an admin panel like Backpack, it's not too difficult to add this functionality. Assumptions: you're using PermissionManager (or have a custom UserCrudController); you have a way to differentiate between admins and normal users; you're running Backpack v4 on Laravel 5.8 or Laravel 6...

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2nd of March 2019
Laravel 5.8 is out, and Backpack 3.6 provides support for it

Laravel 5.8 has been launched on Feb 26th 2019. It provides a few new features, but what we find most important is the upgrade to Carbon v2, which provides an easy and efficient way of localizing dates. The upgrade process is relatively quick, and should be possible for all 5.7 projects. That's why we've quickly released Backpack\CRUD 3.6 and Backpack\Base 1.1 - to provide Backpack users a way to...

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4th of September 2018
September 2018 Newsletter

3 months ago you told us what your biggest wishes are for Backpack improvements. I’m proud to say in August we've finished 2 of your top 5 wishes. And beautifully so: Brand new documentation - waaay better wording, structure, search; more examples and images; plus, you can now help make the docs better with PRs on Github; we've spend a lot of time on this, but we know you’ll appreciate it; Bul...

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25th of August 2018
What's Next for Backpack - August 2018

About the elephant in the room (no, not the PHP elephant). Nova coming out does not mean Backpack is going away. That's crazy-talk :-). I'll try to be as short as possible here, I'll just answer the things I've been asked multiple times. Backpack will definitely support Laravel 5.7. People have already used them together, and they say there are zero breaking changes for us. There's even a PR for i...

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10th of July 2018
July 2018 Newsletter Is Out (Issue #19)

We have this habit of sending an email every month to our users, detailing what's happened in Backpack in the past month. It keep us accountable. We've just published the Newsletter for July 2018. Check it out to see the many many improvements we've done to CRUD this past month.

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