A Deep Dive Into the Latest Updates and Features

of Angular

Angular is a popular open-source web application framework developed by Google. It is used to create dynamic, single-page applications and mobile applications. Angular is a powerful tool for developing modern web applications.

The latest version of Angular is Angular 10, which was released in June 2020. This version includes several new features and improvements, such as improved performance, better type checking, and improved debugging.

In this article, we will take a deep dive into the latest updates and features of Angular 10. We will discuss the new features, improvements, and changes that have been made to the framework.

1. Improved Performance

Angular 10 includes several performance improvements, such as faster compilation times, improved startup times, and better memory usage. These improvements make it easier to develop and maintain large applications.

2. Better Type Checking

Angular 10 includes improved type checking, which makes it easier to detect and fix errors in your code. This improved type checking also helps to ensure that your code is more secure and reliable.

3. Improved Debugging

Angular 10 includes improved debugging tools, such as the new ng.probe() function. This function allows you to inspect the state of your application at any point in time. This makes it easier to identify and fix errors in your code.

4. Improved Language Service

Angular 10 includes an improved language service, which provides better code completion and navigation. This makes it easier to write and maintain code.

5. Improved Build System

Angular 10 includes an improved build system, which makes it easier to create and maintain builds. This improved build system also makes it easier to deploy applications.

6. Improved Testing

Angular 10 includes improved testing tools, such as the new TestBed API. This API makes it easier to write and maintain unit tests.

7. Improved Documentation

Angular 10 includes improved documentation, which makes it easier to learn and use the framework. This improved documentation also makes it easier to find answers to common questions.

8. Improved CLI

Angular 10 includes an improved CLI, which makes it easier to create and maintain projects. This improved CLI also makes it easier to deploy applications.

9. Improved Router

Angular 10 includes an improved router, which makes it easier to create and maintain routes. This improved router also makes it easier to create single-page applications.

10. Improved Internationalization

Angular 10 includes improved internationalization support, which makes it easier to create applications that can be used in multiple languages. This improved internationalization support also makes it easier to create applications that can be used in multiple countries.


Angular 10 is a powerful and feature-rich web application framework. It includes several new features and improvements, such as improved performance, better type checking, improved debugging, improved language service, improved build system, improved testing, improved documentation, improved CLI, improved router, and improved internationalization support. These features make it easier to develop and maintain modern web applications.

After over a decade since the introduction of the wildly popular Laravel framework, have you ever wondered, “What else can Laravel offer PHP developers?”

Given how much it has already simplified PHP development for both beginner and professional developers, some may even argue that it has spoiled developers into believing that PHP is the easiest programming language out there.

So, does Laravel still have more surprises in store for Laravel developers? Or has it exhausted all possible means to support PHP developers?

Well, at the very least, we know that Laravel 10 has a lot to offer. This is what we’ll uncover in this article as we take you on a journey through Laravel 10’s new features, fixes, and freshly deprecated methods and packages.

Laravel Release Schedule

The Laravel core team used to release two major versions annually (one every six months).

However, the release cycle was changed when Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel, announced that a single major version would now be released each year. This enabled the core team and community to devote more time and effort to a specific version of the framework and introduce new powerful features without making any breaking changes.

Laravel 10 was scheduled to be released on February 7, 2023, following the release of Laravel 9 on February 8, 2022. However, the team needed more time to finalize their piece of art, and Laravel 10 was eventually published on February 14, 2023.

Laravel 11 is now expected to be released in the first quarter of February 2024.

In addition, according to the support policy, bug fixes are offered for 18 months and security updates for two years for all Laravel versions.

The following are the expected bug fixes and security updates schedule:

  • Laravel 9 will continue to get bug fixes until August 8, 2023 and security fixes until February 6, 2024.
  • Laravel 10 will get bug fixes until August 6, 2024 and security fixes until February 4, 2025.
  • Laravel 11 is expected to get bug fixes until August 5, 2025 and security fixes until February 3, 2026.

Should You Upgrade to Laravel 10?

It’s important to remember that we don’t always need to upgrade our application’s Laravel version to the latest version as soon as a new version gets released.

Laravel is an open-source framework, which implies that every time we install a new Laravel instance on our machine, we own the framework’s codebase. This means that even if the framework version our app is using is no longer supported, the app will still work; we’ll just have to maintain it ourselves.

As a result, it is widely suggested that application stability be prioritized over framework upgrades.

In short, you should consider upgrading to Laravel 10 when:

  • The application is stable with its current version and functioning without problems.
  • The new version either adds a feature that your application requires or fixes an issue that your application is experiencing.
  • The application will be well tested before the upgrade changes are pushed into production.

Laravel 10 Hot Updates

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Laravel 10.

Kinsta is a big fan of Laravel. That is why we have gathered the highlights of Laravel 10 into a single article for you to use as a reference and guide to use all of the new features. Therefore, we recommend bookmarking this page and revisiting it from time to time.

New Features and Updates in Laravel 10

There’s no doubt that the most exciting part about any new release is the addition of new features. So without further ado, let’s start by having a look at the new features and updates in Laravel 10.

1. PHP 8.1: At the Heart of Laravel 10

PHP 8.1 is the minimum-required PHP version in Laravel 10. Some PHP 8.1 features, such as readonly properties and array_is_list, are used in Laravel 10.

2. Support for PHP 8.2

PHP 8.2 was released on December 8, 2022, only two months before Laravel 10 release date. Yet, this shouldn’t stop you from utilizing PHP 8.2 features, as without doing anything extra, Laravel 10 is ready for PHP 8.2.

In fact, the entire Laravel ecosystem, including Forge, Vapor, and Envoyer, supports PHP 8.2, and you can even use PHP 8.2 with Laravel 9. How cool is that?!

3. Laravel Official Packages Upgrade

Not only is the framework professionally maintained and updated on a regular basis, but so are all of the official packages and the ecosystem.

The following is a list of the most recent official Laravel packages that have been updated to support Laravel 10:

  1. Breeze
  2. Cashier Stripe
  3. Dusk
  4. Horizon
  5. Installer
  6. Jetstream
  7. Passport
  8. Pint
  9. Sail
  10. Scout
  11. Valet

Another treat for Rails, Vue, React, and Svelte fans, Inertiajs 1.0.1 is also supporting Laravel 10.

4. Predis Version Upgrade

Predis is a robust Redis client for PHP that may help you get the most out of caching to provide a fantastic user experience. Laravel formerly supported both versions 1 and 2, but as of Laravel 10, the framework no longer supports Predis 1.

Although Laravel documentation mentions Predis as the package for interacting with Redis, you may also use the official PHP extension. This extension provides an API for communicating with Redis servers.

5. Native Type Declarations

Laravel used to utilize DocBlocks in its skeleton code to clarify what a piece of code does and what sorts of parameters or responses to expect. However, thanks to native type declarations in Laravel 10, this will change.

The best way to explain this change is with a simple example. Instead of a function looking like this:

* Determine whether the user can create models.
* @param {{ namespacedUserModel }} $user
* @return IlluminateAuthAccessResponse|bool

public function create({{ user }} $user)

…it will look like this:

* Determine whether the user can create models.

public function create({{ user }} $user): bool

This change is purely for the benefit of the developer experience, as IDEs will know the shape of the expected parameter and response. It will provide better type clarity when not possible through PHP native types. Hence, it will help the code editors to perform better with auto-complete features.

6. All Validation Rules Invokable by Default

If you were to make an invokable validation rule in Laravel 9, you would need to add an --invokable flag after the Artisan command. This is no longer necessary because all Laravel 10 rules are invokable by default. So, you may run the following command to create a new invokable rule in Laravel 10:

php artisan make:rule CustomRule

7. Native Column Modification Support

In an attempt to eliminate the need for the DBAL (doctrine/dbal) package when using change() to modify columns, a new feature was introduced in Laravel 10 that allows developers to use change() method and modify columns with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server without the need for extra packages. This is a significant and risky breaking change, but we believe it’s worthwhile since it will eliminate dependency on an additional package.

To gain a better understanding of the new feature, see the example below:

$table->integer('user_balance')->unsigned()->default(0)->comment('balance'); // `user_balance` is an integer, unsigned, defaults to '0', and column comment is 'balance'

Now, we’re assuming that we have a column for user_balance and we want to change its type. Starting from Laravel 10, we can simply do this:

$table->bigInteger('user_balance')->change(); // This will change `user_balance` to bigInteger instead of just integer

The above code will successfully change the type of the column, but will also drop the UNSIGNED, DEFAULT, and COMMENT attributes. Therefore, it’s important to remember to add all the attributes when you’re changing the type of a column:


In the case where you have multiple database connections and have already installed DBAL, it’s recommended to call the Schema::useNativeSchemaOperationsIfPossible() method within the boot method in AppProvidersAppServiceProvider to be able to use native schema operations and to use native operations before relying on the package (SQLite, for example, does not yet support this):

use IlluminateSupportFacadesSchema;
class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
  public function boot()

8. Column Type Native Retrieval

Another noteworthy feature of Laravel 10 is the ability to use the Schema::getColumnType method without having to rely on the doctrine/dbal package. We currently use Schema::getColumnType with DBAL to obtain the column type. DBAL maps every native column type to its DBAL type equivalent, and it does not support many of the column types used by Laravel across various databases.

In Laravel 10, on the other hand, the new Schema::getColumnType method will return the actual column type rather than its DBAL equivalent. It also enables you to write integration tests for the new native column modifying feature. You may use this feature to get either the data type name or the whole type definition of the specified column:

Schema::getColumnType('products', 'price'); // decimal

9. Faster Hashing Algorithm

xxHash is a Hash algorithm that is incredibly fast. It features great output randomness and dispersion, as well as uniqueness to reduce collisions. Since PHP 8.1 provides support for xxh128, and because Laravel 10 runs on PHP 8.1, having such a reliable hash algorithm within Laravel 10 is ideal.

It’s worth mentioning that Taylor highlighted during his review of this change that some third-party packages may rely on the file names being in the exact format as the SHA-1 hash, which is the algorithm Laravel used to use for hashing. Therefore, If you’re planning an upgrade to Laravel 10, it would be wise to double-check this in any third-party packages you’re using in your app.

10. whereExists() Method Support for Eloquent Builder

Currently, using whereExists() requires configuring the nested query using a closure. Fortunately, with Laravel 10, it is now possible to include an Eloquent Builder as a nested query. It enables the usage of custom builder methods, model scopes, and so on.

For instance, we normally do this if we want to use whereExists():

Order::whereExists(function ($query) {
  $query->from('products')->whereColumn('products.order_id', 'orders.id');

With Laravel 10, we can just do this instead:

  Product::whereColumn('products.order_id', 'orders.id')

11. Eager Loading Optimization

One of the interesting new features of Laravel 10 is eager loading optimization when there aren’t any keys to be loaded. This change is more of a fix than a feature since it tackles a current issue in which eager loading relations causes a large number of impossible queries to be executed.

Currently, when eager-loading relations that don’t have any keys to be loaded, Laravel will still execute a query similar to this one:

select * from `table_name` where 0 = 1

However, the new Laravel 10 update checks to verify whether there are any keys available in the first place and, if there aren’t any, provides an empty collection, eliminating the need for the unnecessary database queries.

12. $path Optional for Filesystem Methods

In Laravel 10, the $path parameter is optional for the below methods:

  • FilesystemAdapter#putFile
  • FilesystemAdapter#putFileAs
  • UploadedFile#store
  • UploadedFile#storeAs
  • UploadedFile#storePublicly
  • UploadedFile#storePubliclyAs

So instead of doing this in order to store an uploaded file on Amazon S3:

Storage::disk('s3')->putFile(‘post/images', $uploadedFile);

…we can do this:


13. Database Expressions and Grammar-Specific Formatting

Just four days before the release of Laravel 10, the Laravel core team decided to merge a brilliant feature that addresses a big challenge when working with multiple databases.

In previous versions, if we were working with PostgreSQL and MySQL and wanted to return the first value of a list as an alias, we would have to write raw database code and do the following:

->when(isPostgreSQL(), fn ($query) => $query->select(DB::raw('coalesce(NULL, "user", "guest") AS "First Visitor"')))
->when(isMySQL(), fn ($query) => $query->select(DB::raw('coalesce(NULL, `user`, `guest`) AS `First Visitor`')))

In the above code, we’re using the COALESCE() function to return the first non-null value as an alias named first visitor. So, every time we would need to perform an operation like this, we would have to write raw database code again.

The new feature enables us to create reusable expression classes that implement the raw expressions and statements we need for our queries only once. This will eliminate the necessity to write raw database code when we want to use more database functionalities.

Going back to the above example, let’s follow the new Laravel 10 approach to achieve the same outcome but without using raw database code syntax.

First, we would need to create two classes — one for aliasing, and one for using COALESCE() function:

class Alias implements Expression
  public function __construct(
    public readonly Expression|string $expression,
    public readonly string $name,
  ) { }
  public function getValue(Grammar $grammar): string
    return match ($grammar->isExpression($this->expression)) {
      true => "{$grammar->getValue($this->expression)} as {$grammar->wrap($this->name)}",
      false => $grammar->wrap("{$this->name} as {$this->name}"),
class Coalesce implements Expression
  public function __construct(
    public readonly array $expressions,
  ) { }
  public function getValue(Grammar $grammar): string
    $expressions = array_map(function ($expression) use($grammar): string {
      return match ($grammar->isExpression($expression)) {
        true => $grammar->getValue($expression),
        false => $grammar->wrap($expression),
    }, $this->expressions);
    $expressions = implode(', ', $expressions);
    return "coalesce({$expressions})";

Then, we can do this to achieve the desired outcome for both MySQL and PostgreSQL:

DB::table('visitors') ->select(new Alias(new Coalesce([NULL, 'user', 'guest']), 'First Visitor'));

You could think it’s too much work to write, but it’s definitely worth it because you’ll only have to write it once and it will spare you the hassle of changing syntax when dealing with multiple databases.

Furthermore, according to the pull request’s creator, Tobias Petry, this change will open the door for numerous possibilities for packages to provide the most common raw expression classes for you. He even stated that he will provide it for the community in a dedicated package after Laravel 10’s release.

14. SQL Server Update To Use FETCH and OFFSET for Queries That Do Not Include an orderBy

When we use orderBy in a query like this one:

$builder->select('*')->from('users')->skip(11)->take(10)->orderBy('email', 'desc');

Laravel then produces SQL statement that uses FETCH and OFFSET:

select * from [users] order by [email] desc offset 11 rows fetch next 10 rows only

However, in previous versions of Laravel, if we drop orderBy from the query, it falls back to the old method of offsetting the results:

select * from (select *, row_number() over (order by (select 0)) as row_num from [users]) as temp_table where row_num between 11 and 20 order by row_num

But now in Laravel 10, this new update will enable your Laravel 10 application to use FETCH and OFFSET even when orderBy is not present:

select * from [users] order by (SELECT 0) offset 10 rows fetch next 10 rows only

This update improves the speed by 33% and requires fewer execution steps.

15. PHPUnit 10 Support

Laravel 10 supports PHPUnit 10. It is a framework for unit testing for PHP and version 10 was released on February 3, 2023. Laravel 10 will still have support for PHPUnit 9 and 8.

16. Security Improvements for Timebox Class

Laravel 10 includes security improvements for the Timebox class, which aims to guard the application against timeless timing attacks. The Timebox Class is implemented inside the hasValidCredentials method.

The Timebox class now has support to handle exceptions thrown during a Timebox’s callback execution.

17. dispatch() Method Behavior is The Same Across Laravel 10

The dispatch() method inside the DispatchesJobs trait is now checking for unique jobs the same as the global dispatch() helper function. This makes dispatch() methods adopt the same functionalities across Laravel 10.

18. Laravel Pennant

If you’ve ever worked on a web application that is constantly being updated with new features, you understand how vital feature flags are. Nevertheless, preserving feature flags would need a significant amount of work to do it right, but worry not, Laravel has you covered with the new first-party Laravel Pennant package.

Laravel Pennant provides an easy-to-use solution for maintaining feature flags. It even comes with an in-memory array driver and a database.

You can easily define a new feature:

use LaravelPennantFeature;
use IlluminateSupportLottery;
Feature::define('new-color-button', function () {
return Lottery::odds(1, 10);

Then you’ll be able to check whether the user has access to this feature or not:

use LaravelPennantFeature;
if (Feature::active('new-color-button')) {
  // ...

It even looks prettier in Laravel Blade:

// Kinsta Rules!!

19. Laravel Process Interaction

The new Process Interactions in Laravel 10 makes testing and running CLI processes a piece of cake. It offers a straightforward API to ease the burden of testing. Let’s grab the example from the original PR for the feature by Taylor:

use IlluminateSupportFacadesProcess;
$result = Process::run('ls -la');

You’ve probably noticed how simple and clean the above code is. Moving on to building processes, things only get better:

$result = Process::timeout(60)->path(base_path())->env([...])->run('ls -la');
$result = Process::forever()->run('ls -la');

Now, to use this new feature in testing, you may create a new and fake process like this:

  'ls *' => Process::result('Hello From Kinsta'),

Then you may run the fake process and use the newly available assertions:

$result = Process::run('ls -la');
Process::assertRan(function ($process, $result) {
  return $process->command == 'ls -la';
Process::assertRanTimes(function ($process, $result) {
  return $process->command == 'ls -la';
}, times: 1);
Process::assertNotRan(function ($process, $result) {
  return $process->command == 'cat foo';

20. Pest Scaffolding

Pest test scaffolding is now enabled by default when creating new Laravel projects. To enable this feature, use the --pest flag when building a new app with the Laravel installer:

laravel new example-kinsta-app --pest

21. String Password Helper Function

Laravel 10 can create a random and secure password with a given length:

$password = Str::password(12);

Deprecated Methods and Packages in Laravel 10

Next, we’ll look at the packages and methods that were expunged with the release of Laravel 10.

Laravel 10 Says Goodbye to PHP 8.0

Laravel framework drops support for PHP 8.0 in Laravel 10. Hence, If you’re planning to upgrade your app to Laravel 10, you must first update the PHP version to PHP 8.1 or PHP 8.2.

Deprecated Methods Removal

Laravel documentation is updated with all changes and important deprecations. If you’re going to migrate a current project to Laravel 10, any code that uses a deprecated method should be rewritten in a new approach to achieve the same result.

Here’s a list of some of the deprecations:

  • The Route::home method (deprecated in Laravel 9)
  • Functions and methods around dispatchNow, deprecated to encourage developers to use dispatchSync, the only supported method for immediate dispatch
  • The getBaseQuery method, which has a toBase equivalent
  • The MaintenanceModeException class
  • The MocksApplicationServices trait
  • The mail fake’s Mail::failures method
  • The $dates property (use $casts instead)
  • The assertTimesSent() method
  • Support for Predis 1 and DBAL 2
  • All related deprecations in doctrine/dbal since Laravel dropped support for version 2

How To Install Laravel 10

The Laravel core team made sure that all developers could easily access the framework on different environments. Therefore, there are various ways to get started with Laravel 10 on your machine, and you are entirely free to select whatever works best for you.

Install Laravel 10 on MacOS

You can easily get started with Laravel 10 on MacOS by using Docker and Laravel Sail. You may run the following terminal command from the directory where you want the application to be installed, keeping in mind that only alpha-numeric characters, dashes, and underscores are permitted for the app name:

curl -s "https://laravel.build/example-kinsta-app" | bash

After the installation process is completed, head to the project directory and use Sail to run your new project by hitting the following command in the terminal:

./vendor/bin/sail up

Sail will use its built-in solution for running your Laravel project using Docker, and once finished, your application will be ready on http://localhost.

Install Laravel 10 on Windows 10 and 11

Docker Desktop may be used to quickly install Laravel 10 on Windows. However, whether you’re using Windows 10 or 11, you must first enable one of the following two options on your machine:

As soon as you have fulfilled all Docker requirements, you may run the following command in your terminal:

curl -s https://laravel.build/example-kinsta-app | bash

Then use Sail to run your application on http://localhost by hitting the following command from the root directory of your newly installed Laravel 10 project:

./vendor/bin/sail up

On a side note, many developers prefer Linux OS over other operating systems since it enables them to work more efficiently and quickly. With WSL, you can enjoy Ubuntu‘s security, performance, and gaming compatibility. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution or version of Linux that is well-known for its user-friendliness and ease of use.

It is encouraged that you use Visual Studio Code and install the official Microsoft WSL extension to be able to open any folder in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and take advantage of vscode’s entire feature set. Additionally, Remote Development extension is another option that is referenced in the Laravel documentation.

Install Laravel 10 With Composer

Whether you use macOS or Windows, Composer can get you up and running with Laravel 10 in no time.

You would first need to ensure you have PHP ≤ 8.1, node, npm, and Composer installed on your machine.

Once you do, you can install Laravel Installer globally and use it to install your new Laravel 10 application:

composer global require laravel/installer
laravel new example-kinsta-app

Or, you can create a new Laravel 10 app directly using only Composer:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-kinsta-app

How To Install Laravel 11

We’re still a year away from the release of Laravel 11. However, Laravel 11 is presently available for you to test its features. Not only is it available, but it also includes some merged PRs on GitHub, such as dropping PHP 8.1 support.

The --dev flag in Laravel Installer installs the master branch from the laravel/laravel repository, and now that Laravel 10 is out, Laravel 11 will be available on the master branch. If you’re using Laravel Installer, all you’ll have to do is run this command in your terminal:

laravel new example-kinsta-app --dev

Or, if you prefer using Composer:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel example-kinsta-app dev-master

To better understand the Composer command, here’s a quick explanation:

  • laravel/laravel: The package for the Laravel installation
  • example-kinsta-app: The new directory for your new project (can be changed)
  • dev-master: The next version of Laravel (in this case, Laravel 11)

After installing Laravel 11, you can confirm the version by navigating to the new example-kinsta-app directory and running this Artisan command:

$ php artisan --version
Laravel Framework 11.x-dev

How To Upgrade a Project to Laravel 10

Are you tempted to upgrade to Laravel 10? The Laravel core team works hard on documentation to provide a seamless and straightforward upgrade guide while covering every possible breaking change. Feel free to check the official Laravel 10 upgrade guide.

You should also keep an eye on Laravel Shift now that Laravel 10 has been released. Laravel Shift offers a simple and automated approach to upgrading your Laravel version.

How To Deploy Laravel 10 Projects

Deploying Laravel 10 isn’t any different from deploying Laravel 9 project.

Here are the server requirements:

  • PHP ≤ 8.1
  • Ctype PHP Extension
  • cURL PHP Extension
  • DOM PHP Extension
  • Fileinfo PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PCRE PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension
  • Filter PHP Extension
  • Hash PHP Extension
  • Session PHP Extension

You may deploy and host your Laravel 10 project on Kinsta in a matter of minutes since Laravel is one of a long list of supported frameworks for hosted apps.

Deploying Laravel 10 on Kinsta: Step-by-Step Guide

There are several benefits to hosting and deploying your Laravel applications on Kinsta, including not having to bother with the deployment configuration.

Kinsta provides a user-friendly yet powerful tool for deploying applications, connecting to databases, and monitoring live performance. This tool is known as MyKinsta, and in this section, we will walk you through the steps to deploy a Laravel 10 application using it.

1. Prepare Your Application

A sample Laravel 10 application page, showing
The homepage of a Laravel 10 application deployed on Kinsta.

Assuming that you have a Laravel 10 application locally, we need to make sure that it has a GitHub repository available. We will use this repository to deploy the application later.

You may include an .htaccess file in the root directory of your application that contains the following:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ public/$1 [L]

For Laravel, this redirects all requests to public/index.php. However, if needed, you may update this command while adding your application (Set up your processes step) or after deployment, on the application’s Processes page. You can use:

  • heroku-php-apache2 /public
  • php artisan serve --host --port 8080

2. Log In to MyKinsta

A login form for MyKinsta, showing
The MyKinsta login page.

Head to the MyKinsta login page and enter your email address and password. If you don’t yet have an account, you can register a new account and get $20 off your first month of any pricing plan subscription.

3. Authorize Kinsta on GitHub

Once you login, you will notice that the dashboard has options to create a WordPress site, create an application, or create a database. We will press on the Connect GitHub button to integrate with GitHub.

A portion of the MyKinsta dashboard, showing three rectangular tiles:
The MyKinsta dashboard.

Next, click on the Continue with GitHub button. If you aren’t already logged in to GitHub, you’ll be shown the option to log in. Then you may authorize the Kinsta GitHub application to access your GitHub account by selecting Authorize Kinsta.

Finally, GitHub will redirect your browser to MyKinsta in order to continue setting up the application.

A modal window that says
Connecting MyKinsta to GitHub.

After you’re connected to GitHub, you will be shown the Add Application popup/modal, which has a dropdown menu to select a GitHub repository. Click the GitHub repository field and select Edit GitHub permissions in the dropdown.

Adding an application to MyKinsta.

This will open a new tab in your browser to the GitHub webpage, where you can choose which data Kinsta will be able to access. Instead of enabling access to all repositories, consider choosing only the one(s) you want Kinsta to use.

Click Only select repositories and choose the repository you would like to deploy.

Granting Kinsta access to GitHub.

Then click Install, and you’re all set!

When you return to MyKinsta and click the GitHub repository field, the authorized repository should be visible. Additionally, you may tick the Automatic deployment on commit checkbox to enable MyKinsta to auto-deploy your application as soon as you make any changes to the GitHub repository.

Selecting a repository branch for MyKinsta.

4. Add Application Basic Details

You can now give the application a name that will only be used in the dashboard and select from 25 data center locations, allowing you to place your application in the geographical location nearest to your users. If you need assistance determining which data center is ideal for your application, check out our guide to choosing the right data center location.

Adding an application’s basic details.

5. Add Environment Variables

The following section is for adding environment variables and the most important variable is the APP_KEY.

If you don’t have a key in your .env file already, you can generate one using an online Laravel key generator. Then, insert APP_KEY in the Key 1 field and insert the generated app key in the Value 1 field.

Finally, select Available during runtime and Available during build process.

Adding environment variables in MyKinsta.

6. Configure Build Environment

The magical thing here is that you don’t have to configure anything! You may proceed by clicking the Continue button, and voilà: You have completed the built environment configuration. However, if you want to enhance the build resources to ensure faster building, you may pick your preferred choice from the Build resources field.

The Build path field is optional. You may leave it empty, and MyKinsta will use the root folder.

Configuring the application’s build environment.

7. Set up Processes and Payment Method

For the Resources section, fill in each field with the following information:

  • Process name: The name displayed in the list of your application’s processes.
  • Process type: Choose carefully, because this cannot be changed once it’s set. You can, however, add and change additional processes, like a background job, on your application’s Processes page after deployment.
  • Start command: The “Start” command for your process (not required).
  • Pod size: The pod capacity you expect you’ll need for your process.
  • Instance count: The number of instances for your process (max 50).

Note that you can simply click Continue without filling the Start command field, as Kinsta automatically detects the required command during the first deployment.

Setting up the application’s processes.

For the last step, review the monthly usage costs calculated for your app, then confirm your payment method. When finished, click the Confirm payment method button.

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Confirm payment details.

And you’re done! Kinsta will do all the work in the background to serve your application.

Loading the application’s deployment process.

Then you’ll have access to all of the deployment process details, as well as the temporary live app URL, which you can later replace with your own domain.

Successful deployment of Laravel 10 application on MyKinsta.

Your Laravel 10 application is now live on Kinsta, but what if you need to make a change in production? What if we want to change an anchor tag’s href attribute?

Since we have activated the Automatic deployment on commit option, MyKinsta will detect any changes we make to the deployed branch and automatically update the live app accordingly.

8. Connect Laravel 10 to MySQL Database

Now that we’ve deployed our Laravel 10 application, we can effortlessly construct a database and link it to our application. All you have to do is click Applications from the navigation menu on the left, then Add service and select Database.

Adding a new database in MyKinsta.

After filling in all the fields, click Create database. This will establish a new database ready for internal and external connections. In our scenario, we require an internal connection to the Laravel 10 project that we deployed.

To achieve that, all you need to do is to click on Add application in the Internal connections section and select your application. You can check the Add environment variables to the application checkbox and MyKinsta will fill in all the .env variables your application needs.

Connecting a database to a Laravel 10 application.

With that, your Laravel 10 application is deployed and connected to a database.

How To Contribute to Laravel 10

Although Laravel is maintained by a core team, it’s actively developed by over 3,000 volunteer contributors.

Do you want to be one of those contributors and help shape Laravel’s future? If you answered yes, you could help developers all over the world by adding a new feature, fixing a bug, or even rewriting a confusing part of the documentation.

To contribute to Laravel 10, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to Laravel’s GitHub repository and check out the pull requests tagged with [10.x] in the title. This will provide you a clear picture of all the pull requests for Laravel 10. If one of the PRs addresses the contribution you intended to make, see if you can improve on it.
  2. If your planned contribution has not yet been addressed by someone else, then you may create a PR yourself.
  3. Not everything is worth adding to the framework codebase. Therefore, strive to only implement improvements that will be easy to maintain in the future and will help the vast majority of the Laravel community.
  4. Ensure adhering to Laravel’s contribution guidelines for a better chance of getting your changes merged with the framework.

Another reason to love Laravel 10 is that it allows you to win money for your contributions with bug hunts! We’ll look at those next.

Laravel 10 Bug Hunt Contest

The Laravel 10 logo followed by a green cartoon insect with gray stripes.
Laravel 10 bug hunt contest.

Laravel 10 has announced an excellent contest in which a random contributor has the chance to win $1,000. This was the first contest of its kind in Laravel history. It was designed to encourage the community to find and patch hidden bugs in Laravel 10.

The rules were straightforward:

  • Only PRs submitted to the laravel/framework repository’s 10.x branch are eligible.
  • Only “genuine” bug fixes were considered. New features, refactoring, and typo fixes were not considered.
  • Every bug fix must be supported by a test.
  • Accepted bug fixes were labeled on GitHub, and a random winner will be announced after the contest’s conclusion.

The contest was over when the first stable version of Laravel 10 was released on February 14, 2023.


So far, Laravel 10 appears to be extremely promising, and we’re excited to cover all the gifts it brings to the PHP world.

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