By Daniel Black
PHP and Laravel is a powerful way to program. But don't program too much! Databases do some fantastic things really well and its best to use the advantages they do have. I'll go through some common patterns of things implemented wrong in Laravel and look how to restructure the code do to the right things. Adding functionality and reliability in a simple way. I'll be predominately using MariaDB as an example but the concepts will apply generally.
Daniel is a MariaDB all rounder. He started doing as a DBA, and then starting fixing the bugs. On the journey to continue these multi-perspectives of the same product, he found a niche at the MariaDB Foundation as their Chief Innovation Officer. There he continues to drive improvements in the code, the user usage, and the ecosystem in-between.