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"Time to read" average for a blog post

September 4th, 2018 — When I started building this blogging application, I did some research on existing platforms. One thing I particularly liked was the time to read feature: an estimate on how long a post would take to read.

Unauthorized access when using policies and authorizeResource helper

September 6th, 2018 — In order to protect the resourceful controller, Laravel provides a helper function (authorizeResource) that can be placed in the constructor. However, although I was authenticated, I kept hitting a 403 unauthorized error when attempting to show or edit a post.

Setting up Laravel Dusk with CircleCI

September 16th, 2018 — Setting up a Continuous Integration pipeline using Dusk is well-documented, including guides for CircleCI, Travis, and a couple of others. Just to help anyone out there struggling with CircleCI 2.0, here is a configuration file that combines several features.