Creating Custom Database Connections in Lumen
A friend recently came to me with a question on how to create a database connection in Lumen without using using external services to define the configuration values of the connection. I made some suggestions, but it was an interesting quesiton so I decided to try tackling a sample myself as well. I am not suggesting that the pattern described below for retrieving configuration values is a good idea. However, sometimes as developers we are required to work within certain constraints we cannot control.
GraphQL Getters with Laravel Eloquent
I recently began work on a proof-of-concept project I have been mentally shaping for some time now. In building this, I chose to stick with Laravel as a framework to build off of, as it is something I am familiar with, but I wanted to serve my application’s API using GraphQL instead of normal Laravel resources. For the task, I chose the Laravel GraphQL package, as I am already familiar with the underlying GraphQL implementation.