Luke Downing


Instructor at Laracasts. Pest core team member. Public speaker.

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Hi Luke i have seen a few of your videos and they're very good. Thanks. I wanted to ask you if you think Nova is still relevant or if i should switch to or give Filament a try ? What would be better ?

Hey! Thanks for watching my content. Nova is definitely still relevant, and is under active development. I’d say Nova is less customisable than Filament, but requires a little less to get off the ground. If you’re looking to do custom styling and lots of custom integration, go with Filament. If you want a first party solution, go with Nova.


How did you become a Laracasts contributor ? I think your style is the closest one to Jeffrey’s. When I saw a video of you for the first time, I was wondering if you were Jeffrey’s little brother. 🤣

I did talks and meetups for free, which allowed me to build a portfolio I could send to Jeffrey. I reached out to him requesting to do a course on Pest, which he accepted. Later down the line, he created a job post and I applied. The rest is history!