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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...

Interview on RedHat’s Open Source Business Channel

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I was fortunate enough to be invited to be interviewed on the RedHat Open Source Business series along with Roberto Galoppini, Director of Strategy for FileZilla. In 2 hours, join us for Boot-strapping an Open Source Company with @snipeyhead & @galoppini Get your spot at ; opensourcebusiness (@ossinbusiness) November 3, 2020 Dave Neary is a top notch interviewer, and it was fascinating to...

Snipe-IT at Laracon

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We’re thrilled to have been invited to be a speaker at Laracon Online, with over 4,000 attendees and over 100 countries represented. My talk was on some of the challenges you face when 1) running an open source project 2) running an open source product on Laravel and 3) running a business off of your open source product that runs on Laravel. I should make it very clear here –...

Snipe-IT at Laracon

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