Laravel Queue: Job Class demystified (ShouldQueue, Dispatchable, InteractsWithQueue, Queueable, SerializesModels)

Laravel is awesome, but personally I don’t appreciate their documentation as it seems always “beginner orientated”.

They trend make simple things automagically happen, without let you knowing how it works.

They you get into trouble when you need advanced functionality.

Say, you get this boilerplate when typing php artisan make:job TestJob:

So, what actually are ShouldQueue, Dispatchable, InteractsWithQueue, Queueable, SerializesModels?
Documentation won’t tell you, even if you read the API Reference, you have little idea what they means.

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[Windows] Laravel behaving strange on Windows Server

You likely encounter those problem when developing Laravel Application using Windows Machine.

Symptoms:

  • Frequent Apache Crash (Connection reset)
  • “Access denied for user ‘homestead’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)”, even .env is set to different credential
  • .env setting drifting between two separate Laravel installations  (e.g. http://127.0.0.1:8080 .env setting applied to http://127.0.0.1:8081)

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