Joe Lennon

Co-founder and CTO at Workvivo. Author of HTML5 in Action and Beginning CouchDB. IBM developerWorks Contributing Author. Likes to code with React, React Native and Laravel.

Using Laravel 5.4 Request Sanitization Middleware

One of the new features introduced in Laravel 5.4 is a pair of middleware for sanitising data in requests. These middleware are: TrimStrings ConvertEmptyStringsToNull Both of these middleware are very useful. TrimStrings will trim whitespace surrounding any request input values...

Tags: laravel, sanitization, middleware

Using BootForms with Laravel 5.4

Adam Wathan’s BootForms makes it painless to work with Bootstrap forms in your Laravel Blade templates. If you’ve been using BootForms and just upgraded to Laravel 5.4, you might have run into some issues with your views. There’s an open pull request which fixes this issue, so ho...

Tags: php, laravel, bootforms, blade

The real value gap in the music business

2015 was a landmark year for the music business. Global music revenues up 3.2%, the first increase in well over a decade. Digital sales surpassed physical sales for the first time in history. Streaming now accounts for 43% of digital music revenue. 900 million people used ad-su...

Tags: music, streaming, music business

Startup Founder Required

ABC Startup Company is looking for an experienced founder to lead their company’s initial growth and development, driving our success through to achieving a minimum of US$1 billion in annual revenue within five years. The successful candidate will (in no particular order): Have...

Tags: entrepreneurship, startup, founder

Launching a startup in Cork

Last night I was on a panel for the first Built in Cork event of 2016, alongside Barry O’Sullivan (CEO Altocloud, Dragon’s Den), Niamh Bushnell (Dublin Startup Commissioner) and Mark O’Toole (Beachhut PR). As usual, it was hosted by the venerable DC Cahalane, unofficial Cork Sta...

Tags: startup, entrepreneurship, cork