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LonghornPHP 2021

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Grokability CTO Brady Wetherington gave his first conference talk (ever!) at LonghornPHP 2021 in Austin, TX in October about how the systems-sausage is made here at Grokability, and how to bootstrap a million-dollar open source SaaS business for just one dollar a customer per month. This talk gets into some of the the weeds of how our hosted platform works, some mistakes we made, some challenges...

Join our Discord Server!

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After many years of using Gitter for real-time chat with our users, we’re pleased to announce our move over to Discord. Gitter has treated us well, but Discord gives us a little more tooling and flexibility. We’ve been running it in beta for the past few weeks, and the response has been terrific so far. We’ve even got a channel for GoodForms in case you have any implementation...

Snipe-IT v6 Roadmap

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Howdy everyone – I hope everyone has been keeping safe during these trying times. I just wanted to give you all a kind of rough roadmap for what the next few months hold for us, the features we’re hoping to get into v6 of Snipe-IT, and what that timeline looks like. Please make sure you’re upgraded to PHP 7.4 or higher before Snipe-IT v6 launches. Timeline We’re...

Laravel Validation Options – Model, Form Request or Livewire?

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Validation is one of those tiresome things that is archaic and should have been solved for good already, but because there are so many use-cases and scenarios – and therefore options – it can be tough to figure out which is the right solution to the problem at hand. As often happens in Laravel, we have a multitude of possible ways to handle validation. The most straightforward way is...

The Awkwardness of Branding and Naming Things in Open Source SaaS

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When I first made Snipe-IT over 7 years ago, it was a small project I created on my holiday break when I was the CTO of an ad agency in New York City. Asset Management mattered to me, and every other piece of software I found that did what I needed was awful, overpriced, or both. I never imagined it would be so important to so many other folks as well, so I wasn’t thinking about it as...

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