Implementing a SAML IDP with Laravel

Recently, I was tasked with figuring out how to implement Single Sign On (SSO) between a Laravel 5.2 Application and Canvas LMS. Canvas LMS offers a few different options for SSO support, and most are popular third party providers such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. However, I needed to…

VirtualBox and Mirracast

Introduction I recently picked up the Surface Pro 3, as it seemed like the perfect travel companion. I purchased the i5 250GB 8GB model, and felt like it would be enough to do everything I need on the go. Added benefit would be it's ability to use Mirracast which I…

Laravel 4 Rest Composer Package on Bitbucket

I've decided to take the project I've been working on and turn it into a laravel 4 composer package. I have made it available to the community via bitbucket and on Packagist. I had originally released a complete Laravel 4 project that had the functionality but decided a Package would…

Building a Laravel 4 RESTful API - Part 3

In the last article in this series we discussed using the Laravel response model, and creating a code library in Laravel. In this article I want to talk about Depedency Injection and how this will help us create version control with out creating a ton of Controllers. In this article…

Building a Laravel 4 RESTful API - Part 2

In my first article in this series: “Is your REST API at REST?” we discussed the very basic structure of our REST API. We covered some important foundation concepts, and structure. Hopefully you have played around with this a bit since the last article, and have a pretty good feeling…

Building a Laravel 4 RESTful API - Part 1

Over the last several months I have been building a RESTful API. One of the first challenges I came across was determining the best structure in terms of URI endpoints. The first place I started was doing some research on REST API’s. Like most web developers, I’ve spent…