Hi there!

I'm a developer based in South Africa. I like to build things in my free time. I might blog about things I learn.

These are the technologies I use:

April 30, 2023

Serving, caching and resizing S3-Hosted Images with Laravel

I recently needed to serve scaled (resized) versions of images hosted in an Amazon S3 bucket. Access control was also needed, as the images uploaded by users should only be accessible to authorized users. That said, I am going to share a method for both...


October 8, 2022

Hiding Model ID's in Application URL's with Laravel

While working on the rebuild of payPod.co.za recently, I wanted to hide the integer primary ID from the URL, and use a UUID instead. I did not want to use UUID's as a replacement for my primary ID due to performance concerns when performing more complex...