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Netlify: Redirect Users by Country or Language

Today at Switchn we had the need to redirect users by country and browser language on our Netlify hosted site. That is, send those visiting our site from English speaking countries to /en/ and those from French speaking countries to /fr/. Also if the user’s browser sends an accept-language header in the request (e.g. accept-language: en-US,en;q=0.9), we’d like to take that into consideration too.

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Format Dates for Humans with Carbon in PHP

I’ve spent like the last 30 minutes searching the web for how to convert dates to human-readable strings with Carbon in PHP/Laravel. Here’s a compilation of a couple of useful Carbon methods for my future self.

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Unit Testing Translation Strings in Laravel

If your Laravel app uses multiple locales, it can get tedious keeping track of translations that are yet to be added to the appropriate translation files, e.g English translations in resources/lang/en/validation.php and French translations in resources/lang/fr/validation.php.

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