Forge and Amazon AWS Deployment, Server Creation, and IAM Policies


We all love Laravel Forge.  It makes things so, so easy.  That being said, when using AWS as your host sometimes AWS permissions can be a bit funny.

Specifically, you need a unique IAM user for Forge so you can assign permission policies.  IAM is Amazon’s way of allowing different users different permissions.  Forge utilizes this by asking for your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key when setting up the initial AWS account link. (more…)

Where will Laracon US 2015 be?


Well, the news is out…partially.  On Thursday, I did a live Q&A with Taylor Otwell for Laravel DFW (you can watch it here).  Laracon US 2015 will be in potentially one of two places:

  1. Louisville, Kentucky
  2. Chicago, Illinois

Either location will be pretty great, but personally I hope the powers at be choose Louisville.  Last year’s Laracon in New York City was great for being in the city that never sleeps.  This year it might be nice to kick our feet back a bit and be in a slightly lower key place than the bustling Chicago.

We’ll see what happens, but no matter where Laracon US is in 2015, it’s going to be packed full of great speakers and the always high quality Laravel community.  Hope to see you there!

Link to CSS File in Laravel 4 using the HTML Class


Update – May 3, 2017 – if you are using Laravel 5.3 you can check out the Html class in Laravel Collective’s class here.  The Html class is no longer part of a vanilla Laravel install—for good reason in my opinion—and Laravel Collective is now the maintainer.  All the same functionality, just install their package.

Original – October 13, 2013 Here is a simple how-to with Laravel if you are wondering how to link to CSS correctly from a View.  I was having trouble finding it in the documentation or in an article online, so hopefully people can find this article and rejoice!

In your Blade template you can just include: