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A blog for artisans and artisans in the making.

Do you have a passion for well-crafted products? Are you an artisan who wants to collaborate? Do you take pride in the creative process of designing and developing modern web applications? Then you will be happy to know that we want to work with you

How to Use Buddy to Continuously Develop a Laravel PHP Application

Deployment is an important process in the artisan's workflow. Often it is limited by hard to use toolsets. A new service called Buddy recently debuted and offers the innovative tools that make performing continuous development simple. Their beautiful app makes getting started with automated code testing and continuous deployment easy. We want to share a real-world workflow demonstrated as a practical, hands-on walk through. If you follow along, you'll be able to get your Laravel app tested, built, and deployed using Buddy.

What Makes an Artisan's Solution Better?

Products come in all quality levels to fit every customer's level of quality expectation. Quality customers demand quality craftsmanship. Artisans practice time-tested principles that make their applications and design interfaces a cut above the rest. They distil the very essence of the product to its simplest form and then refine it until the product is of the highest caliber. So what does it mean to create superior solutions and designs?

Seven Guidelines for Cultivating Artisan Habits

Take a moment to think about your current career. Are you where you want to be? Are you providing quality craftsmanship? Do you have great customer relationships? No matter the answers to these questions, you can start developing good habits today that will set you up for future success.

Tinker Taylor Speaker Artisan

While at the Lone Star PHP 2016 conference for web developers and PHP software engineers, I sat down with Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel framework, for an exclusive interview to get his thoughts on the industry, career opportunities, conferences, his approach to building "the framework for web artisans", and to hear his take on our approach to the modern artisan and apprentice method. Here is an in-depth interview with our favorite web artisan.

Behind the Scenes With Fish Rules

Artisans Collaborative had the opportunity to work with Rick Blalock to develop the Fish Rules App. This app helps anglers “fish without fear” by simplifying recreational saltwater fishing regulations. Along with the mobile app, we also developed fish.management, which helps government agencies more effectively manage and communicate fishery regulations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is working with Fish Rules App to improve angler compliance by streamlining the hodgepodge of recreational saltwater fishing regulations. We sat down with Rick this past week to get a behind the scenes look at the apps.